The Trump administration just got a harsh reminder just how strongly Americans feel about protecting public lands. A few days ago, the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which oversees millions acres of public land under the Department of the Interior, swapped its homepage image of a beautiful park to a massive pile of coal at a mine in Wyoming.
Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, California Office: “A lot of people are trying to downplay it because they want to feel good about the transportation deal that was struck, but the [environmental justice] groups I work with were really devastated this morning.”
Around the world, coral reefs are flashing warning signs telling us that climate change is happening now and with frightening effects.
This looks to be a grim season for salmon fishermen in the Pacific Northwest, since fisheries managers have forecasted the lowest returns of steelhead in decades. However, fishermen have reason to hold out hope for future seasons.