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The Colorado River is a crucial source of drinking water for at least 30 million people

U.S. Companies Making a Splash In Water Resource Management

Water scarcity is a big problem in the U.S. The Colorado River supplies drinking water to 30 million Americans in seven states and Mexico, plus irrigation water for farmers. The river is drying up in places. Lake Mead in Arizona may be dry by 2021 as a result because the Colorado River supplies 97 percent of its water. The lake…

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David Bernhardt seeks to block FOIA into DOI activities

The Interior Department Wants to Restrict Public Requests for Information

Just when you thought the Interior Department might recover from former secretary Ryan Zinke’s leadership, it becomes clear the acting secretary David Bernhardt’s leadership might not be any better. The Interior Department proposed a rule over the government shutdown that would restrict public records requests through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The FOIA is “vital to the functioning of…

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Senate Passes a Bill Permanently Reauthorizing the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund is a bulwark in the face of weakened environmental regulations.

Even as many big corporations make progress on their sustainability goals, serious gaps remain on how they continue to facilitate sexual exploitation

Companies Touting Sustainability Efforts Make List of Companies Facilitating Sexual Exploitation

The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) recently launched its 2019 Dirty Dozen List of companies and entities that facilitate sexual exploitation in the U.S. Four of the companies on the list tout their sustainability programs. Those companies are Amazon, Google, Twitter, and United Airlines. There is a serious disconnect with these companies between their sustainability efforts and their efforts…

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Trump administration seeks rollback of toxic mercury emissions standards, putting thousands of lives in jeopardy

The Trump Administration Is Gutting a Toxic Emissions Standard

The Trump administration defies utilities, scientists, health professionals, and his own EPA to rollback mercury emissions standards and put lives in danger

David Bernhardt nominated as Secretary of Interior - another example of the fox guarding the henhouse

Trump Nominates Fossil Fuel Lobbyist David Bernhardt As Interior Secretary

After Ryan Zinke left in disgrace, Trump’s nomination of David Bernhardt As Interior Secretary represents more of the same: the fox guarding the henhouse.

Environmental protections and access to National Parks stop during the longest government shutdown in history

How the Government Shutdown is Harming the Environment

For more than a month, environmental protections, pollution monitoring, data gathering, and access to national parks has ground to a halt