Category Archive: Inside Washington

President Donald Trump Proposes Opening Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil and Gas Drilling, Cuts to the National Wildlife Refuge System

Washington D.C. – Today, the White House released President Donald Trump’s first full budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which recommends drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and significant cuts to the National Wildlife Refuge System …

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Your National Monuments Are in Jeopardy!

Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order directing the Secretary of Interior to review all national monument designated within the past 20 years under the Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations, in an attempt to rescind, revoke, or possibly eliminate them. …

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CARE Group Requests $900 Million to Support the Refuge System

This week, the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE) group, chaired by the National Wildlife Refuge Association, released their comprehensive report requesting Congress and the Administration to appropriate $900 million in annual federal funding to support the National Wildlife Refuge …

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Refuge Friends Voices Not Allowed to be Heard by Congress in Rare Objection during Hearing on Refuge Bills

At a Congressional hearing today in the House Natural Resources Subcommittee for Federal Lands, Ranking Member Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI) attempted to enter into the record a letter from the National Wildlife Refuge Association, Friends of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge (MA), …

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Izembek and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuges Are on the Chopping Block

This afternoon at 2pm EST, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands will host a hearing to discuss two bills that threaten the integrity of the National Wildlife Refuge System (Refuge System). Izembek and Monomoy National Wildlife Refuges are …

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Senate and House Arctic Refuge Wilderness Bills Introduced

Members of Congress Push for Wilderness Two Years After Transmittal WASHINGTON – Today, 40 senators led by Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and a bipartisan group of representatives led by Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), …

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Facebook Enters the Advocacy Game – Launches “Town Hall”

On Monday, Facebook launched a new feature called “Town Hall” that makes it easier for you to contact your congressional leaders to discuss issues that are important to you. Facebook’s Town Hall feature was launched in an effort to increase …

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FAQs – The Repeal of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Rule

On March 21, 2017, the U.S. Senate followed the House in voting (52-47) to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently void the Alaska National Wildlife Rule, which had prohibited some hunting practices to specifically reduce predator populations on …

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Senate Votes to Allow Unsportsmanlike Conduct on Alaskan National Wildlife Refuges

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 52 – 47 to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to permanently void the Alaska National Wildlife Rule which had prohibited practices such as killing bear cubs and wolf pups along with …

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In Wake of Refuge System’s 114th Birthday – Little to Celebrate

(Washington, D.C.) – Just two days after the Refuge System celebrated its 114th birthday, the Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Blueprint with dramatic and damaging cuts to conservation programs. “Like a hurricane wind used to blow out …

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