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Court win blocking #Colorado #coal mine expansion a victory for #climate, #publiclands. @WildEarthGuard's @JeremyJNichols1:

"it’s a resounding rebuke of the Trump administration’s attempts to sidestep our environmental laws to appease the coal industry,"

wildearthguardians.org/press-releases…
It comes on heels of longstanding efforts to defend #NationalForest lands, #climate from Arch Coal's attempts to expand West Elk mine.

Not only does mine's #coal fuel #climatecrisis, mine vents massive amounts of #methane, as we explain in this video.

Read on for full saga!
We first filed suit in 2008 challenging #methane venting at West Elk mine. We were represented by @TedZukoski, a long-time defender of #publiclands and #climate.

Mine is largest single industrial source of methane emissions in #Colorado,

wildearthguardians.org/press-releases…
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Late last week, @WildEarthGuard, @PSRenvironment, @westernlaw filed new lawsuit challenging #Trump Administration's failure to account for #climate impacts of selling #publiclands for #fracking,

pdf.wildearthguardians.org/support_docs/A…
Latest suit comes on heels of huge court win last March.

Federal judge ruled feds violated law by failing to disclose regional and national #climate emissions associated with federal oil and gas leasing,

wildearthguardians.org/press-releases…
In ruling, federal judge ordered halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres of #publiclands in #Wyoming.

washingtonpost.com/climate-enviro…
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@realdonaldtrump, who promised to protect our #publiclands, nominated William Perry Pendley, who hates our public land, as head of
@BLMNational. He has argued loudly that the federal govt shouldn’t own public lands. @senatemajldr @Johncornyn @tedcruz
seattletimes.com/opinion/strang…
@realDonaldTrump @BLMNational @senatemajldr @JohnCornyn @tedcruz Pendley has spent decades trying to sue the fed govt for protecting endangered species, fought against designating natl monuments, & stood up for lawbreaking cattlemen who held an armed standoff with BLM employees. @lisamurkowski @SenatorCollins @LindseyGrahamSC @tomudall @GOP
@realDonaldTrump @BLMNational @senatemajldr @JohnCornyn @tedcruz @lisamurkowski @SenatorCollins @LindseyGrahamSC @tomudall @GOP Pendley has argued loudly that the federal govt ~shouldn’t~ own #publiclands. It makes no sense to put someone who has such antipathy for our public lands, &the public servants who protect them, in charge of the agency that manages 248 million acres of them @senategop @senatedems
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1. The #mining industry’s (and their advocates’) arguments against #miningreform proposed by @NRDems & @SenatorTomUdall are built on untruths.
@NRDems @SenatorTomUdall 2. @NationalMining, and @CatoInstitute in @thehill, claim that onerous U.S. oversight obstructs #mining investment, never mind real #miningreform.

thehill.com/opinion/intern…
@NRDems @SenatorTomUdall @NationalMining @CatoInstitute @thehill 3. They are wrong. Don’t take @earthworks word for it if you don’t want to. But you should believe mining industry executives: they report, year after year, the U.S. has the most attractive #mining investment jurisdictions in the world.
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1/ @DOIDepSec #Bernhardt is up for nomination as @Interior Secretary today. The lobbyist and lawyer is seen as a skilled bureaucrat who can avoid the limelight while pursuing @DonaldJTrump’s “energy dominance” agenda on #publiclands Thread 👇
@DOIDepSec @Interior @DonaldJTrump 2/ Two weeks ago, @DOIDepSec announced significant rollbacks of the 2015 sage grouse conservation policies. Some Western governors did their best to soften the #publiclands regulation cuts. hcne.ws/2FzUD5o
@DOIDepSec @Interior @DonaldJTrump 3/ Oil industry execs gloated about “unprecedented access” to staff @Interior. Bernhardt is a former lobbyist for #oilandgas interests, coal-fired power plants and fracking. Enviros call him a “walking conflict of interest.” From our partner @reveal
hcne.ws/2FylHSH
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ATTENTION .. READ ENTIRE THING! Excerpt.. “increasing health treatments as part of USDA’s offering for sale at least 3.8 billion board feet of timber from USDA FS lands” That’s now annual minimum people. Plus so much more. Don’t let this go unexamined and demand new House reject!
So many things in the EO seem super nefarious, but this really feels dangerous: “(iii) Review land designations and policies that may limit active forest management and increase the risk of catastrophic wildfires;” REVIEW DESIGNATIONS??
And the #EndangeredSpeciesAct is here of course: “(vii) Identify and assess methods, including methods undertaken pursuant to section 3(b)(iv) of this order, to more effectively and efficiently streamline consultation under the Endangered Species Act;”
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1/ NEW EPISODE: As Trump speeds up #oilandgas drilling on #publiclands, Native American artifacts- scattered all over large swaths of land in Utah - are at risk of being destroyed. ow.ly/B9Zn30kYF1x
2/ It all started last spring with Trump’s executive order pushing for America’s energy dominance: bit.ly/2HrsYn1

@jennoldham & @LeighSPaterson traveled to a remote corner of Utah to find out what this policy actually means on the ground.
@jennoldham @LeighSPaterson 3/ #NativeAmerican artifacts are everywhere in SE #Utah. After a long drive down a dirt road, @jennoldham & @LeighSPaterson stumbled across these ancient carvings and the remains of a wall.
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