Today it submitted a notice of intent to begin an environmental scoping on a proposed lease sale that could be held as early as next year.
The legislation would secure protections for nearly 60,000 acres in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. Half of the acreage would expand or create wilderness for the Mt. Sneffels Range, Lizard Head area and McKenna Peak.
The bill was introduced by Republican members of the House Agriculture Committee on April 12 and was approved, without amendments, by the Committee in a party-line vote on April 18.
The oil rig was a visual representation of the oil drilling that is happening now in wilderness-quality public lands all over America, and the threat that oil drilling represents to lands like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
2016 Form 990
Most of us are aware that the Earth is rapidly changing and that natural resources are dwindling.
It’s #EarthMonth and many celebrities have taken a stand to help stop Plastic Pollution. Chris Hemsworth, Al Gore, Gal Gadot, Mark Ruffalo, Brandon Flowers, Sir Mo Farah, Jeff Goldblum, Lethal Bizzle, Ezra Miller, Andy Serkis, Jason Momoa, Gerard Butler and Dame Judi Dench become a #CitizenoftheTrashIsles with over 200,000 others who are trying to get our waters & lands cleaned up. There is so much plastic / trash in this area it easily creates ‘Trash Isles’, so why not make it a country?!!! By making it a country, it would be protected by the United Nations, which means cleaning it up! There’s a petition you can sign to become a Citizen of the Trash Isles w/ celebs and non-celebs who care about Mama Earth. Much sooner than later, there will be more plastic floating around than fish. Click here for more! #1THING Click the photo to watch the video of the Celebrity Citizens of the Trash Isles!
[ Wilderness Society mourns loss of Stewart Brandborg, conservation visionary, former executive director ]
Statement by Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams: