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Trump Attacks National Monuments

April 26, 2017 — President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that could open millions of acres of national monuments to industrial development or even rescind such designations altogether—a move no previous president has ever attempted. TheMore

The Roundup for April 7, 2017

April 23, 2017 — Objections to Olympic National Forest War Games Rejected – FSEEE Olympic National Forest officials have largely dismissed objections filed by more than 100 people opposed to a Navy plan to conduct electronic warfare drills on theMore

The Roundup for March 31, 2017

April 23, 2017 — The standoff between Trump and green groups just boiled into war – The Washington Post The first shots have been fired in what’s likely to be a long, bitter war over the environment between conservationists andMore

Trump Rescinds Obama Environmental Protection Measures

April 23, 2017 — Donald Trump’s assault on Obama administration environmental protection measures continued this week as the president signed an executive order to remove regulations governing coal, oil and gas production, including on public lands. One ofMore

The Roundup for March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 — Forest Service Asks Public’s Help with Train Maintenance – FSEEE Last year, Congress passed the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act, which calls for doubling the amount of trail work undertaken by volunteers by 2021.More

Forest Service Asks Public’s Help with Trail Maintenance

March 23, 2017 — How do you maintain 158,000 miles of trails on a shoestring budget? Ask for volunteers. The U.S. Forest Service manages more miles of trails than any other government agency. But with firefighting consuming an ever-growingMore

The Roundup for March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017 — Trump Budget Would Slash Environmental Programs, Research — FSEEE Scientific research and environmental protection programs would suffer major cuts under a proposed budget outline released this week by the Trump administration. Trump to repeal Obama frackingMore