08 Mar '17, 8am

Congress lets polluters dictate where drilling, mining happens

In the latest move to surrender our lands to oil, gas and coal companies, Congress voted to gut a Bureau of Land Management rule through H.J. Res. 44 , a bill sneakily introduced as part of the obscure Congressional Review Act . This rule is first on the chopping block by a pro-drilling Congress that gives polluters more say on our public lands. "First and foremost, public lands belong to all Americans, not the oil and gas industry." "First and foremost, public lands belong to all Americans, not the oil and gas industry." said Jamie Williams, President of The Wilderness Society in a statement . "Congress is bent on using its power to permanently impede public input where and how often we drill on our public lands." This is part of an effort by a vocal group of representatives backed by the fossil fuel industry who are continuing to wage a campaign to open our wildlands to ...

Full article: http://wilderness.org/blog/congress-lets-polluters-dictat...

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