Area of Protected Land Larger Than California at Risk from Drilling under Trump

Across the United States, 120 million acres of land protected by the federal government sits above known and potential reserves of oil, gas and coal – including huge swathes of the nation’s parks; wildlife refuges and forests.

An area of protected land larger than California could be at risk from fossil fuel development, as the Trump administration looks to ramp up drilling on federal lands – according to a new investigation by Unearthed. Across the United States, 120 million acres of land protected by the federal government sits above known and potential reserves of

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Republican Platform Committee Proposes Removal Of National Parks And Forests

Along with provisions on pornography and LGBT “conversion therapy” is an amendment calling for the indiscriminate and immediate disposal of national public lands.

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The Republican platform committee met this week to draft the document that defines the party’s official principles and policies. Along with provisions on pornography and LGBT “conversion therapy” is an amendment calling for the indiscriminate and immediate disposal of national public lands. The inclusion of this provision in the Republican

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Scientists Say Australia’s Tony Abbott Is Engineering An ‘Environmental Train Wreck’

Destructive policies include culling sharks, dumping near the Great Barrier Reef and eroding protection of a UNESCO World Heritage forest.

LONDON — An “environmental train wreck.” That’s what leading environmental scientists say that Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has engineered, in less than one year in office. They say the changes he’s implementing could result in irreversible damage to some of the world’s most fragile ecosystems. And they say they are “screaming in the

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Tourism-Driven States Scrape Together Funds To Keep National Parks Open

Four states have struck a deal to keep their National Parks open during the gov. shutdown, but at a price.

For Utah, not even the federal government shutdown was enough to keep its residents from lobbying to keep their world-renowned national parks open -- but it’ll cost them. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) was among four state governors to negotiate a deal between his state parks department and the federal government. For just over $166,000 a day, the

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