February 15, 2013
On February 14, Senators Wyden and Merkley re-introduced the Chetco River protection bill as part of their new Oregon Treasures Act.
“The lands addressed in these bills are among Oregon’s most pristine areas,” Senator Wyden said. “These areas provide habitats to countless species of plants and animals, economic benefits to surrounding communities and recreational opportunities for Oregonians and visitors throughout the nation. Senator Merkley and I will continue working with our colleagues to do all that we can to preserve these areas for generations to come.”
February 14, 2013
Dear President Obama,
I want to begin by thanking you on behalf of my generation and future generations for making it clear in your State of the Union speech that you are truly committed to tackling climate change.
I am too; that's why I risked my personal freedom today in front of the White House, alongside inspirational leaders from across the country.
By Lauren Pagel
February 13, 2013
While Earthworks applauds President Obama for declaring climate change a priority in his second term, we were disappointed by his open-armed embrace of fossil fuel extraction. We are dismayed by his unwillingness to recognize the conflict between the two goals.
February 12, 2013
As the shale gas and oil boom sweeps the nation, most states give into the frenzy and the fantasy of free benefits—and then leave communities bearing the tragic costs when health, air, and water problems inevitably occur. Today, it’s so very heartening to see New York look squarely at reality and make a different choice.
February 6, 2013
Today, President Obama announced his choice to replace Ken Salazar as Secretary of Interior. The President picked Sally Jewell, the current head of Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI). REI is a well-known retail outfitter based in Seattle, Washington. The President had a number of excellent options available to him and we salute the selection of Ms. Jewell. If confirmed by the Senate, Ms. Jewell will face a number of critical decisions related to the competing interests of expanding oil and gas development on public lands while preserving those lands for future generations.