Target: Rep. Scott Tipton ACTION: Call Scott Tipton, 970.241.2499 (Junction), 970.259.1490 (Durango), 202.225.4761 (D.C.). Thank him for voting YES on the Natural Resources Management Act to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and protect 2.3 million acres of public lands across the United States. Also urge him to support the CORE Act to permanently protect the Thompson Divide, the Continental Divide landscape and other public lands across protections to Colorado. Key Messages: I am calling to thank Rep. Scott Tipton for voting YES for the Natural Resources Management Act, which successfully passed [...]
Target: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management Action: Submit comments to stop oil and gas drilling on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain. December 22, 2018 was the one-year anniversary of the GOP tax bill, which among its many harmful provisions, mandated oil and gas development in the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — jeopardizing pristine public lands, the Gwich’in people, and our climate. The provision to allow oil and gas development in the Arctic Refuge was jammed into the bill, despite the long history of bipartisan opposition to drilling there. Protecting this [...]
Target: BLM and Department of the Interior Action: Despite pending litigation over the Trump Administration's 2017 proclamation to reduce Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, the Department of the Interior is moving forward with new land use management plans for the reduced Monuments. Submit your comments today and tell DOI to continue to manage both Monuments under the existing Monument Management Plans — choosing the no action alternative in its current planning process. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT LETTERS.
Target: Mary Neumayr, Chief of Staff, Council on Environmental Quality Action: Submit your comments telling the Trump Administration that it is unacceptable to undermine NEPA, which ensures public input, and important review and analysis of projects on our public lands. CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT LETTER.
Target: Sen. Cory Gardner Action: **UPDATE** Since issuing this Capital Watch alert, Senator Gardner formally signed on as a co-sponsor for permanent reauthorization and full funding of LWCF. Please call and thank him for listening to his constituents! (970) 245-9553 (Grand Junction) or (202) 224-5941 (D.C.). Key Messages: I am calling to thank Senator Cory Gardner for co-sponsoring permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and fully funding the program. LWCF has helped protect some of America's most iconic landscapes, including Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado and Glacier National Park in [...]
Target: Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet and Rep. Scott Tipton Action: Call Senators Gardner and Bennet and Representative Tipton and ask them to support a final version of the Farm bill that mirrors the Senate version. Tell them that a Farm Bill that undermines protections for our public lands and national forests is unacceptable. Tipton: (970) 241-2499 (Grand Junction) or (202) 225-4761 (D.C.). Gardner: (970) 245-9553 (Grand Junction) or (202) 224-5941 (D.C.). Bennet: (970) 241-6631 (Grand Junction) or (202) 228-5097 (D.C.) Key Messages: For Tipton: I am calling to urge Representative Tipton to support [...]
Target: Colorado’s Senators Action: Call Colorado’s Senators and tell them to reject Trump’s infrastructure plan. Reach Senator Gardner at (970) 245-9553 and Senator Bennet at (970) 241-6631. Key Messages: I am upset and disappointed that Trump’s plan for improving our nation’s infrastructure would sacrifice environmental safety and public health. Please vote against any proposal that would weaken the public’s voice in making sure our natural resources are protected. Trump’s infrastructure plan would allow oil and gas pipelines to be built through National Parks. Please do not prioritize big oil at the expense of our national [...]
Target: Secretary Zinke Action: Click here to submit your comments to Secretary Zinke Key Messages: More than $330 million worth of natural gas is wasted on public and tribal lands each year. Taxpayers could lose out on $800 million in royalties over the next decade because of venting and flaring natural gas, according to a Western Values Project report. This doesn’t include leaks. 75% of registered voters in Western states support cutting natural gas waste on public lands, according to a 2017 poll by Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project. Major western papers love it. [...]
Target: Bureau of Land Management Action: Submit your comments below Tell the BLM it’s premature and irresponsible to move forward with management planning for reduced Bears Ears and Grand Staircase boundaries In December, President Donald Trump dismantled Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, eliminating 2 million acres of public land protections. Now, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is moving forward with creating land-use management plans, using the diminished monument boundaries. Trump's Proclamations 9681 and 9682 are currently subjects of ongoing legal challenges and could be overturned by the courts. Until the courts have [...]
Target: Secretary Ryan Zinke Action: Submit your comments below Deadline: June 20, 2018 It’s hard to imagine a place more special or deserving of being left on its own than the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), Unfortunately, the Department of Interior has began the process of opening the Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge to oil and gas leasing. The information gathered during this first comment period will inform the final decision on whether to open the Refuge to oil and gas leasing. Please take action now to protect the Arctic. 1. Enter your information, [...]