The overwhelming majority of Americans across the political spectrum support protecting our more than 600 million acres of public lands and 4.5 million square miles of ocean. But these cherished places are under attack by members of Congress who seek to exploit them to help industry make a quick buck.

Since January 2017, Congress has introduced at least 188 legislative attacks seeking to strip federal environmental protections from public lands or give control to states and local governments.

Top Public Lands Enemies

Rep. Don Young (R-AK) – 15 bills introduced
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) – 13 bills introduced
Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) – 7 bills introduced

Legislative Attacks on Public Lands

Date IntroducedSponsorCongressBill #Title of LegislationWhat it Does to our Public LandsProvision signed into law?
January 14, 2019Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8]116thH.R. 527To provide for a land exchange involving Federal land in the Superior National Forest in Minnesota acquired by the Secretary of Agriculture through the Weeks Law, and for other purposes.Exchanges public land for use by a copper mine operated by PolyMet Mining, which would destroy over 1,000 acres of wetlands and critical habitat in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest and restrict judicial review.Currently being considered
January 8, 2019Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]116thS. 47A bill to provide for the management of the natural resources of the United States, and for other purposes.Weakens the environmental review process under NEPA by declaring a patent issued by BLM, to complete a 7,548 acres land exchange for use by a private real-estate developer, is in compliance with NEPA.Currently being considered
January 8, 2019Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]116thS. 48Cottonwood Land Exchange Act of 2019Gives 80 acres of land within the Coconino National Forest to Yavapai County, Arizona, which includes land proposed as critical habitat for the northern Mexican garter snake and narrow-headed garter snake.Currently being considered
January 8, 2019Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.R. 274Cottonwood Land Exchange Act of 2019Gives 80 acres of land within the Coconino National Forest to Yavapai County, Arizona, which includes land proposed as critical habitat for the northern Mexican garter snake and narrow-headed garter snake.Currently being considered
January 4, 2019Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]116thH.R. 243Combustion Avoidance along Rural Roads Act (CARR) ActWaives environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of forest logging within 300 feet of any roads by the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or Forest Service under the guise of fire prevention.Currently being considered
January 4, 2019Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]116thH.R. 252Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation ActGives 150,000 acres of public lands to Nevada in exchange for fewer acres of land for wilderness preservation and conveys public lands to mining companies.Currently being considered
January 4, 2019Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-15] 116thH.R. 245Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2019Allows for oil and gas drilling in Alleghany National Forest.Currently being considered
January 4, 2019Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]116thH.R. 253Nevada Lands Bill Technical Corrections Act of 2019Weakens the environmental review process under NEPA by declaring a patent issued by BLM, to complete a 7,548 acres land exchange for use by a private real-estate developer, is in compliance with NEPA.Currently being considered
December 5, 2018Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]115thS. 3713The WALL ActProvides $25 billion to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.No
October 19, 2018Byrne (R-Ala.)115thH.R. 7073Fifty Votes for the Wall ActProvides $25 billion to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.No
October 12, 2018Rep. McCarthy, Kevin [R-CA-23]115thH.R. 7059To fund construction of the southern border wall and to ensure compliance with Federal immigration lawProvides $23.4 billion for border enforcement, including $16.6 billion to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.No
October 4, 2018Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]115thS. 3550Public Land Recreational Opportunities Improvement ActWeakens environmental review under NEPA by allowing the Secretary to use documents from a previous environmental review without any limits and instructs the Secretary to determine the feasibility of a categorical exclusion for use on special recreation permits.No
September 28, 2018Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]115thH.R. 6968Jarvie Ranch Conveyance ActTransfer John Jarvie Historic Ranch from BLM to the State of Utah so that the property can be turned into a commercial resort.No
September 27, 2018Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large]115thH.R. 6939Restoring Local Input and Access to Public Lands Act of 2018Strips wilderness protection from certain lands in Wyoming.No
September 26, 2018Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]115thH.R. 6924To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain public land within the Henry's Lake Wilderness Study Area in the State of Idaho to resolve an unauthorized use and an occupancy encroachment dating back to 1983Strips wilderness protection from land within the Henry’s Lake Wilderness Study Area and exempt the land transfer from the National Environmental Policy Act.No
September 12, 2018Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3]115thH.R. 6776Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2019Provides $5 billion in funds to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.No
August 28, 2018Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]115thH.R. 6687To direct the Secretary of the Interior to manage the Point Reyes National Seashore in the State of California consistent with Congress' longstanding intent to maintain working dairies and ranches on agricultural property as part of the seashore's unique historic, cultural, scenic and natural values, and for other purposes.Harms Point Reyes National Seashore by dictating the outcome of the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and requiring the National Park Service to issue 20-year leases to all commercial ranching.No
August 7, 2018Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]115thH.R. 6657Fund and Complete the Border Wall ActProvides funds to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities, and allows Homeland Security to waive dozens of laws including waiving environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
August 1, 2018Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]115thS. 3325A bill to amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to provide for the eligibility of national grasslands for grazing leases and permitsWeakens the Federal Land Policy and Management Act by amending it to allow for more grazing leases and permits across public national grasslands.No
July 30, 2018Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]115thS. 3297A bill to provide for the expansion of the Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan, Washington County, UtahAllows for the construction of a four-lane highway through Utah’s Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, a vital piece of habitat for threatened Mojave desert tortoises.No
July 18, 2018Rep. Ferguson, A. Drew, IV [R-GA-3]115thH.R. 6415American Border ActProvides $23.4 billion for border enforcement, including $16.6 billion to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities, and allows Homeland Security to waive dozens of laws including waiving environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
July 11, 2018Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]115thS. 3193Protect Utah's Rural Economy ActRestricts president's power to create or expand national monuments in Utah by requiring both express congressional and state approval.No
June 29, 2018Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]115thH.R. 6299Nevada Lands Bill Technical Corrections Act of 2018Weakens the environmental review process under NEPA by declaring a patent issued by BLM, to complete a 7,548 acres land exchange for use by a private real-estate developer, is in compliance with NEPA.Passed House - voice vote
June 21, 2018Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]115thS. 3109Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2019Provides $1.6 billion in funds to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.No
June 19, 2018Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]115thH.R. 6136Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018Provides $23.4 billion for border enforcement, including $16.6 billion to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities, and allows Homeland Security to waive dozens of laws including waiving environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).Failed House 121 - 301
June 19, 2018Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]115thH.R. 6146Cottonwood Land Exchange Act of 2018Gives 80 acres of land within the Coconino National Forest to Yavapai County, Arizona, which includes land proposed as critical habitat for the northern Mexican garter snake and narrow-headed garter snake.n/a
June 14, 2018Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]115thH.R. 6107Ending Duplicative Permitting ActExempts oil and gas wells from federal drilling permitting requirements if the drilling occurs on private or state lands if the majority of the oil and gas developed are under state or private ownership.No
June 14, 2018Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]115thH.R. 6106Common Sense Permitting ActWeakens the Energy Policy Act of 2005 by creating new categorical exclusions, when there is no extraordinary circumstances, for onshore oil and gas drilling.No
June 13, 2018Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]115thH.R. 6088Streamlining Permitting Efficiencies in Energy Development Act (SPEED Act)Weakens the Mineral Leasing Act by automatically approving the Application for Permit to Drill (APD) after 45 days of submission if there is no objection from the Secretary of the Interior.No
June 13, 2018Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large]115thH.R. 6087Removing Barriers to Energy Independence ActWould deny the public the right to freely petition their government by requiring citizens wishing to protest a proposed lease to a pay a $150 filing fee per protest plus an additional $5 per page for each page in excess of 10 pages.No
June 11, 2018Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS]115thS. 3042Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018Harms forest protections by weakening environmental review under NEPA on forestry projects up to 3,000 acres in size.No
June 7, 2018Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]115thS.Amdt. 2523 to H.R. 5515John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019Exchanges public land for use by a copper mine operated by PolyMet Mining, which would destroy over 1,000 acres of wetlands and critical habitat in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest and restrict judicial review.Text not included in final passage
June 7, 2018Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]115thS.Amdt. 2398 to S.Amdt. 2282 to H.R. 5515John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019Places time limits on environmental review for mineral extraction to increase domestic mineral production.Text not included in final passage
June 5, 2018Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]115thH.R. 6007Restoring Access to Public Lands ActStrips wilderness protection from over 170,000 acres of wilderness study areas.No
May 24, 2018Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]115thS. 2979Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs ActRescission package includes a $16 million cut from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). LWCF allows for the acquisition of private lands for conservation, which is funded exclusively by royalties from oil and gas companies.No
May 23, 2018Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]115thH.Amdt. 647 to H.R. 5515John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019Places time limits on environmental review for mineral extraction to increase domestic mineral production.Text not included in final passage
May 17, 2018Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]115thS. 2877Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas ActAllows the use of nonmotorized travel within any wilderness area.n/a
May 10, 2018Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]115thS. 2831Golden Spike 150th Anniversary ActWeakens the environmental review process under NEPA by categorically excluding a corridor across historical railroad rights-of-way within the Park from environmental review.No
May 10, 2018Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]115thH.R. 5751Golden Spike 150th Anniversary ActWeakens the environmental review process under NEPA by categorically excluding a corridor across historical railroad rights-of-way within the Park from environmental review.
May 9, 2018Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]115thS. 2809Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018Strips wilderness protection from 14,779 acres of wilderness study areas and opens up wilderness areas to coal mining.No
May 9, 2018Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]115thH.R. 5727Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018Strips wilderness protection from 14,779 acres of wilderness study areas and opens up wilderness areas to coal mining.No
May 9, 2018Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 115thH.R. 5742Port of Whitman Economic Expansion ActExchanges 288 acres of public land to the Port of Whitman County for the movement of agricultural products including chemical fertilizers.No.
May 9, 2018Rep. McCarthy, Kevin [R-CA-23]115thH.R. 3Spending Cuts to Expired and Unnecessary Programs ActRescission package includes a $16 million cut from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). LWCF allows for the acquisition of private lands for conservation, which is funded exclusively by royalties from oil and gas companies.Passed House 210 - 206
April 24, 2018Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]115thH.R. 5597Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan Expansion Act, Washington County, UtahAllows for the construction of a four-lane highway through Utah’s Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, a vital piece of habitat for threatened Mojave desert tortoises.No
April 13, 2018Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]115thH.R. 5513Big Bear Land Exchange ActAllows for the construction of a timber processing facility in the San Bernardino National Forest.No
April 12, 2018Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11]115thH.R. 2Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018Harms forest protections by weakening environmental review under NEPA for numerous forestry projects up to 6,000 acres in size.Text removed before final passage. Yes - became Public Law 115-334
March 23, 2018Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]115thH.R. 1625Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018Provides $1.6 billion for border enforcement, including $641 million in funds to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Became Public Law 115-141
March 15, 2018Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]115thS. 2563Water Supply Infrastructure and Drought Resilience Act of 2018Places arbitrary time limits on the NEPA review process, which could decrease public participation for new surface water storage (reservoir) projects on federal landsNo
March 1, 2018Rep. Gianforte, Greg [R-MT-At Large] 115thH.R. 5148Protect Public Use of Public Lands ActStrips wilderness protection from 450,000 acres of wilderness study areas. No
February 14, 2018Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]115thS. Amdt. 1966 to H.R. 2579Broader Options for Americans ActProvides funds to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities, and allows Homeland Security to waive dozens of laws including waiving environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
February 14, 2018Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]115thS.Amdt. 1959 to H.R. 2579Broader Options for Americans ActThe "White House" proposal provides $25 billion for border enforcement, including $18 billion to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities, and allows Homeland Security to waive dozens of laws including waiving environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).Failed Senate 39-60
February 14, 2018Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY]115thS.Amdt. 1958 to H.R. 2579Broader Options for Americans ActThe "Common Sense Coalition" proposal provides $25 billion for border enforcement, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Failed Senate 54 - 45
January 19, 2018Rep. Brooks, Susan W. [R-IN-5]115thH.R. 4847Broadband Deployment Streamlining ActImposes a limit on the NEPA review of broadband facilities on public land and National Forest System land as the executive agency shall grant or deny the application within 270-days of receipt.No
January 18, 2018Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]115thS. 2319Opportunities for the Nation and States to Harness Onshore Resources for Energy Act (ONSHORE Act)Takes authority from the federal government and grants the authority to states to oversee oil and gas drilling on public lands.No
January 18, 2018Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]115thH.R. 4824Rural Broadband Permitting Efficiency Act of 2018Weakens environmental review under NEPA by turning over the authority to conduct the review on National Forest System land to states, which limits public input.Passed House - voice vote
January 16, 2018Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]115thH.R. 4797To amend title 54, United States Code, to prohibit the extension or establishment of national monuments in Arizona except by express authorization of Congress, and for other purposes.Restricts president's power to create or expand national monuments in Arizona by requiring express congressional approval.No
January 10, 2018Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]115thH.R. 4760Securing America's Future Act of 2018Provides $24.8 billion for border enforcement, including $9 billion to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities, and allows Homeland Security to waive dozens of laws including waiving environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).Failed House 193 - 231
December 7, 2017Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]115thS. 2206Protect Public Use of Public Lands ActStrips wilderness protection from 450,000 acres of wilderness study areas. No
December 6, 2017Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1]115thH.R. 4568Enhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands ActExcludes geothermal projects on public lands from the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
December 6, 2017Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]115thS. 2199Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief ActFunds to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall/fence.No
December 6, 2017Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]115thH.R. 4558Grand Staircase Escalante Enhancement ActReduces Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by 48 percent or nearly 900,000 acres.No
December 5, 2017Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]115thS. 2192SECURE Act of 2017Grants authority to construct Trump's border wall and allows Homeland Security to waive dozens of laws including waiving environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
December 4, 2017Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]115thH.R. 4532Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument ActReduces Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent or more than 1 million acres.No
November 28, 2017Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY]115thS. 1Tax Cuts and Jobs ActLifts the oil and gas drilling ban in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.No
November 16, 2017Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]115thH.R. 4448To provide for an exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes.Exchanges public land to a private company to create a toxic waste site from phosphate processing and weakens environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by stating the land exchange shall not constitute a major federal action under NEPA.No
November 16, 2017Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]115thS. 2160Protect Collaboration for Healthier Forests ActLimits judicial review of Forest Service projects on public lands by establishing an arbitration program, which can include projects that were categorically excluded (CE) from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
November 16, 2017Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4]115thH.R. 4419Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs Water Project Streamlining ActWeakens the environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process of water projects by creating a financial penalty if the review process is not completed within a certain period.No
November 16, 2017Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]115thS. 2140A bill to provide for an exchange of Federal land and non-Federal land in the State of Idaho, and for other purposes.Exchanges public land to a private company to create a toxic waste site from phosphate processing. No
November 8, 2017Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]115thS. 2102Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification ActAllows for claming/worming in the national park and applies Maine's law, restricts future park expansion. No
November 7, 2017Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2] 115thH.R. 4266Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification ActAllows for claming/worming in the national park and applies Maine's law, restricts future park expansion. Passed House - voice vote
November 3, 2017Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]115thH.R. 4239SECURE American Energy ActTakes authority from the federal government and grants the authority to states to oversee oil and gas drilling on public lands.No
November 2, 2017Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]115thS. 2068Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation Act of 2017Undermines habitat protections on public lands for greater sage-grouse by weakening the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
November 2, 2017Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]115thH.R. 1Tax Cuts and Jobs ActLifts the oil and gas drilling ban in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Yes - became Public Law 115-97
November 1, 2017Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]115thH.R. 4208Wildland Fires Act of 2017Puts 2 million acres of forests at risk by weakening the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
October 19, 2017Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]115thS. 1991Wildland Fires Act of 2017Puts 2 million acres of forests at risk by weakening the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
October 19, 2017Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]115thS.Amdt. 1432 to S.Amdt. 1116 to H.Con.Res. 71Establishing the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2018 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2019 through 2027The amendment would sell federal lands to "help" reduce the federal deficit when in fact our federal lands bring in billions of dollars every year to American taxpayersNo
October 19, 2017Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]115thS. 1987Pottawattamie County Reversionary Interest Conveyance ActThis bill weakens the federal protection by removing the "public purpose" condition as the Western Historic Trails Center was originally given by the federal government to Iowa on the condition that if the land was not used for the public purpose, the land would revert back to the federal government.
October 6, 2017Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]115thH.R. 3990National Monument Creation and Protection ActInvalidates the Antiquities Act by limiting new national monuments to 85,000 acres and requires compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
October 5, 2017Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]115thS. 1937Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief ActProvides $1.6 billion in funds to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.No
October 5, 2017Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]115thS.1956A bill to authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes.Weakens federal regulations by allowing DC and the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the Park located in DCn/a
October 2, 2017Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6]115thH.R. 3905Minnesota's Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest ActAllows mining on 5,000 acres of waterways that flow into a wilderness area and places a 30-day time limit on environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).Passed House 216-204
September 1, 2017Rep. Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]115thH.R. 3668Sportsmen’s Heritage And Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act)Completely waives the environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for all for all management activities on all 850 million acres of the National Wildlife Refuge System.No
August 3, 2017Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]115thS. 1757A bill to strengthen border security, increase resources for enforcement of immigration laws, and for other purposesProvides $15 billion in border wall funding and allows Homeland Security to waive dozens of laws including waiving environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
August 3, 2017Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]115thS. 1752Emergency Fuel Reduction Act of 2017Weakens environmental forest protections under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on public lands to allow logging if an insect or disease infestation emergency is declared.No
August 2, 2017Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]115thS. 1731Forest Management Improvement Act of 2017Allows logging projects up to 10,000 acres without meaningful environmental review, public involvement, or scientific evaluation of potential harm to the environment.No
August 2, 2017Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]115thS. 1705Forest Service Flexible Partnerships Act of 2017Weakens the environmental review process under NEPA on our National Forests by limiting the alternative actions that can be considered to the proposed agency action and no action.No
July 28, 2017Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]115thH.R. 3548Border Security for America Act of 2017Builds Trump's border wall, increases Border Patrol agents and U.S. Custom and Border Protection officers, and allows Homeland Security to waive dozens of laws including waiving environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
July 28, 2017Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6]115thH.R. 3565Federal Land Freedom ActHands over federal oversight of all domestic energy production on public lands to the states and prevents state actions from being reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
July 28, 2017Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]115thH.R. 3543Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act of 2017Weakens environmental protections on public lands, under the pretext of improving habitat for the greater sage-grouse, by allowing logging, pesticides, and livestock grazing.No
July 28, 2017Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4]115thH.R. 3593Securing Our Borders and Wilderness ActWeakens the Wilderness Act during an emergency to allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection to build border roads and fences.No
July 27, 2017Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23]115thH.R. 3479Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology ActDeployment of sensory technology on the US-Mexico border, including radar and cameras and eradicating plants in the area.No
July 20, 2017Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]115thH.R. 3333Hunting, Education, And Recreational Development Act (HEARD Act)Gives away or exchanges at least 80% over 8 years of federal land identified by BLM and Forest Service with some revenue for hunting and fishing.No
July 18, 2017Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]115thH.R. 3281Reclamation Title Transfer and Non-Federal Infrastructure Incentivization ActHands over public reclamation projects to nonfederal owners and weakens environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
July 17, 2017Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]115thH.R. 3270Historic Routes Preservation ActUndermines public lands by allowing the assertion of a right-of-way granted for the construction of highways under the 1866 Revised Statute 2477.No
July 13, 2017Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12]115thH.R. 3219Make America Secure Appropriations Act, 2018Funds the Trump administration’s $1.6 billion budget request to expand the U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Passed House 235-192
June 29, 2017Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]115thH.R. 3115Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2017Exchanges public land for use by a copper mine operated by PolyMet Mining, which would destroy over 1,000 acres of wetlands and critical habitat in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest and restrict judicial review.Passed House 309-99
June 29, 2017Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]115thS. 1481Alaska Native Claims Settlement Improvement Act of 2017 (ANCSA)14 Alaska land bills in one, with land giveaways in excess of 175,000 acres (273 square miles) for logging and other commercial purposes. No
June 29, 2017Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]115thS. 1491ANCSA Unrecognized Community Landless Natives Authorization Act of 2017Gives away 115,000 acres (180 square miles) of Tongass National Forest lands with a preference of land for logging to private companies.No
June 29, 2017Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]115thS. 1485ANCSA Cook Inlet Region Land Conveyance Finalization Act of 2017Gives away 43,000 acres (67 square miles) of land in Alaska, including land within the National Wildlife Refuge System to private companies.No
June 29, 2017Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]115thS. 1487ANCSA Kaktovik and Canyon Village Land Conveyance Settlement Act of 2017Gives away 6,400 acres of land from within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to private companies.No
June 29, 2017Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]115thS. 1484ANCSA Admiralty Island Land Exchange Finalization Act of 2017Land exchange of over 14,000 acres (22 square miles) of public land and Forest Service land given away to private companies.No
June 28, 2017Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]115thS. 1460Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017Excludes geothermal projects on public lands from the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
June 22, 2017Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]115thS. 1417Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act of 2017Weakens environmental protections on public lands, under the pretext of improving habitat for the greater sage-grouse, by allowing logging, pesticides, and livestock grazing.Passed Senate - voice vote
June 20, 2017Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]115thH.R. 2936Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017Allows logging projects up to 30,000 acres without meaningful environmental review, public involvement, or scientific evaluation of potential harm to the environment.Passed House 232-188
June 20, 2017Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]115thH.R. 2939Water Rights Protection Act of 2017Tries to put private water use before beneficial public use by preventing water storage release, which would impact rivers and endangered fish.No
June 20, 2017Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]115thH.R. 2950Making Public Lands Public ActUses the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act to facilitate access to existing Federal public land for hunting, fishing and recreational shooting.No
June 15, 2017Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]115thS. 1363Rural Broadband Deployment Streamlining ActImposes a limit on the NEPA review of broadband facilities on public land and National Forest System land as the executive agency shall grant or deny the application within 270-days of receipt.No
June 13, 2017Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]115thH.R. 2897To authorize the Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Director of the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the National Park System in the District of Columbia, and for other purposesWeakens federal regulations by allowing DC and the National Park Service to enter into cooperative management agreements for the operation, maintenance, and management of units of the Park located in DCText removed before final passage; Passed House - voice vote
May 25, 2017Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large]115thH.R. 2661State Mineral Revenue Protection ActConveys royalties and interest in public lands to the state under the Mineral Leasing Act.No
May 25, 2017Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY] 115thS. 1267State Mineral Revenue Protection ActConveys royalties and interest in public lands to the state under the Mineral Leasing Act.No
May 25, 2017Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]115thS. 1230Water Rights Protection Act of 2017Tries to put private water use before beneficial public use by preventing water storage release, which would impact rivers and endangered fish.No
May 24, 2017Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]115thH.R. 2630La Paz County Land Conveyance ActHands over 8,000 acres of public land to private developers without full compensation to taxpayers.No
May 24, 2017Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]115thS. 1222La Paz County Land Conveyance ActHands over 8,000 acres of public land to private developers without full compensation to taxpayers.No
May 23, 2017Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]115thH.R. 2613Fostering Opportunities for Resources and Education Spending through Timber Sales Act of 2017 (FORESTS Act of 2017)Weakens the environmental review process on forest active management areas on public lands by excluding them under the National Environmental Policy Act.No
May 23, 2017Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3]115thH.R. 2600To provide for the conveyance to the State of Iowa of the reversionary interest held by the United States in certain land in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, and for other purposesThis bill weakens the federal protection by removing the "public purpose" condition as the Western Historic Trails Center was originally given by the federal government to Iowa on the condition that if the land was not used for the public purpose, the land would revert back to the federal government.
May 16, 2017Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]115thH.R. 2424To require the Secretary of the Interior to issue new resource management plans applicable to the Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area and the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area and a new amendment to the St. George Field Office Resource Management Plan, and for other purposes. Starts the resource management plans over, to increase development of roads and utilities through the national conservation areas.No
May 16, 2017Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]115thH.R. 2423Washington County, Utah, Public Lands Management Implementation ActWeakens environmental protections by granting right-of-ways to Washington County, Utah to expand roads and utilities through wilderness areas.No
May 9, 2017Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]115thS. 1073Escambia County Land Conveyance ActRemoves the use restrictions on the land put in place by the federal government when it transferred the lands to the county and without these restrictions the Gulf Islands National Seashore may be harmed.No
May 4, 2017Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]115thS. 1046Eastern Nevada Economic Development and Land Management Improvement ActWeakens the environmental review process under NEPA by declaring a patent issued by BLM, to complete a 7,548 acres land exchange for use by a private real-estate developer, is in compliance with NEPA.No
May 4, 2017Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4]115th
H.R. 2374
Eastern Nevada Economic Development and Land Management Improvement ActWeakens the environmental review process under NEPA by declaring a patent issued by BLM, to complete a 7,548 acres land exchange for use by a private real-estate developer, is in compliance with NEPA.No
May 4, 2017Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]115thH.R. 2370Escambia County Land Conveyance ActRemoves the use restrictions on the land put in place by the federal government when it transferred the lands to the county and without these restrictions the Gulf Islands National Seashore may be harmed.Passed House - voice vote
May 4, 2017Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]115thS. 1053A bill to require the Secretary of the Interior to issue new resource management plans applicable to the Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area and the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area and a new amendment to the St. George Field Office Resource Management Plan, and for other purposesStarts the resource management plans over, to increase development of roads and utilities through the national conservation areas.No
May 3, 2017Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5]115thH.R. 2316Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2017Allows for oil and gas drilling in Alleghany National Forest.Passed House - voice vote
May 2, 2017Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1]115thH.R. 2284National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability ActRestricts the designation of new national monuments by requiring both congressional and state approval and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
April 27, 2017Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]115thS. 956Outer Continental Shelf Energy Access Now Act (OCEAN Act)Prohibits presidents from imposing long term bans, along the outer continental shelf, on oil and gas offshore drilling or creating a marine national monument.No
April 26, 2017Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7]115thH.R. 2157Outer Continental Shelf Energy Access Now Act (OCEAN Act)Prohibits presidents from imposing long term bans, along the outer continental shelf, on oil and gas offshore drilling or creating a marine national monument.No
April 26, 2017Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]115thH.R. 2167Acre In, Acre Out ActWould cap public lands, requiring the federal government to sell off existing property before acquiring any new lands for the public.No
April 20, 2017Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]115thH.R. 2104Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Boundary Modification Act of 2017Removes over 2,600 acres within a National Conservation Area for the construction of power lines, which would harm wildlife by dividing the conservation area.No
April 6, 2017Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]115thH.R. 2074Public Input for National Monuments ActRestricts the designation of new national monuments by requiring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
April 6, 2017Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]115thS. 879National Forest Ecosystem Improvement Act of 2017Weakens environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on forest management standards and limits access to the federal courts on forest logging restoration projects.No
April 6, 2017Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]115thS. 883OPENS Alaska Act of 2017Expands oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean and Cook Inlet and puts fragile ecosystems and endangered wildlife at risk.No
April 6, 2017Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]115thH.R. 2075Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection ActRemoves over 800 acres from the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area under the guise of fire prevention.No
April 6, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.J. Res. 97Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Agriculture relating to "Tongass National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment"Rescinds protections of old growth forests in Alaska's Tongass National Forest.No
April 4, 2017Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]115thH.R. 1873Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection ActWeakens environmental laws for power lines and other rights-of-way on public land by eliminating public input oversight and scientific review of alternatives.Passed House 300-118
April 3, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.R. 1867Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity ActGives away land in the Tongass National Forest to Alaska Native Veterans, which was previously prohibited.No
March 30, 2017Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]115thS. 785Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity ActGives away the Tongass National Forest lands to Alaska Native Veterans, which was previously prohibited.No
March 29, 2017Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large]115thH.R. 1778To provide that an order by the Secretary of the Interior imposing a moratorium on Federal coal leasing shall not take effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted, and for other purposesRequires approval from Congress before any Interior Secretary could pause the coal-leasing program on public lands. No
March 15, 2017Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]115thS. 665Unleashing American Energy Act of 2017More offshore lease sales with the Gulf of Mexico not requiring environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
March 13, 2017Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]115thS. 614RPPA Commercial Recreation Concessions Pilot Program ActCreates a pilot program to allow state and local governments to oversee recreation activities on federal public lands.No
March 9, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.R. 1489Marine Access and State Transparency (MAST Act)Restricts the designation of new national marine monuments by requiring both congressional and state approval and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
March 9, 2017Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]115thS. 604Highway Rights-of-Way Permitting Efficiency Act of 2017Weakens the environmental review of broadband deployment rights-of-way by excluding them from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
March 2, 2017Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]115thH.R. 1330Federal Land Invasive Species Control, Prevention, and Management ActWeakens environmental review protections under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for invasive species control on public lands, including around national monuments, parks, and schools.No
March 2, 2017Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]115thS. 509Federal Land Invasive Species Control, Prevention, and Management ActWeakens environmental review protections under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for invasive species control on public lands, including around national monuments, parks, and schools.No
March 2, 2017Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]115thH.R. 1349To amend the Wilderness Act to ensure that the use of bicycles, wheelchairs, strollers, and game carts is not prohibited in Wilderness Areas, and for other purposesAllows the use of motorized wheelchairs, non-motorized wheelchairs, non-motorized bicycles, strollers, or game carts within any wilderness area.No
March 2, 2017Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]115thS. 508Western Oregon Tribal Fairness ActTransfers public land and weakens protections by not requiring land use planning under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.No
March 2, 2017Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]115thH.R. 1306Western Oregon Tribal Fairness ActTransfers public land and weakens protections by not requiring land use planning under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.Yes - became Public Law 115-103
February 28, 2017Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]115thS. 467Mohave County Federal Land Management Act Requires the sale of no less than 6,000 acres of public land to Mojave County, Arizona for private use.No
February 28, 2017Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]115thS. 468Historic Routes Preservation ActUndermines public lands by allowing the assertion of a right-of-way granted for the construction of highways under the 1866 Revised Statute 2477.No
February 16, 2017Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]115thH.R. 1106Small Tracts Conveyance ActExempts from environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) the giving away of National Forest System and BLM public lands to private and state landowners whose land share a boundary with the public lands. No
February 16, 2017Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]115thS. 414Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation ActGives 150,000 acres of public lands to Nevada in exchange for fewer acres of land for wilderness preservation and conveys public lands to mining companies.No
February 16, 2017Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]115thH.R. 1107Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation ActGives 150,000 acres of public lands to Nevada in exchange for fewer acres of land for wilderness preservation and conveys public lands to mining companies.Passed House - voice vote
February 16, 2017Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]115thH.R. 1157To clarify the United States interest in certain submerged lands in the area of the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, and for other purposesReduces the size of Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge by over two-thirds and gives public submerged land and waters to the state of Massachusetts. No
February 9, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.J. Res. 70Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior regarding requirements for exploratory drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental ShelfRescinds certain exploratory fossil fuel drilling safeguards for the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf, which includes safety requirements established after the 2010 BP oil spill.No
February 7, 2017Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]115thS. 335Federal Land Freedom Act of 2017Hands over federal oversight of all domestic energy production on public lands to the states and prevents state actions from being reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
February 7, 2017Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]115thH.R. 928Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands ActPrevents the federal government from regulating hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public lands by transferring oversight authority to the state.No
February 7, 2017Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]115thS. 334Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands ActPrevents the federal government from regulating hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public lands by transferring oversight authority to the state.No
February 7, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.J. Res. 69Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to "Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska"Rescinds rule that allowed the federal government to better protect against inhumane killings of predatory animals on national wildlife refuges in Alaska.Yes - became Public Law 115-20
February 6, 2017Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]115thS. 316Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security ActHands over federal oversight of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations on public lands to the states.No
February 3, 2017Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]115thH.R. 865Emergency Forest Restoration ActWeakens environmental forest protections under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on public lands to allow logging if an insect or disease infestation emergency is declared.No
February 3, 2017Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]115thH.R. 857California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation ActWeakens the environmental review process under NEPA by stating any impacts of the project on a wilderness area shall be reviewed based on the status of the area before designation as wilderness.Text removed before final passage; Passed House - voice vote
February 2, 2017Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]115thH.R. 825Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2017Weakens environmental protections for deployment of renewable energy on federal land by incorporating analysis in past programmatic environmental impact statements.No
February 2, 2017Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]115thS. 282Public Land Renewable Energy Development ActWeakens environmental protections for deployment of renewable energy on federal land by supplementing existing environmental impact statements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
February 1, 2017Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]115thS. 273Greater Sage-Grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2017Exempts federal sage-grouse conservation plans from environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by handing federal oversight on public lands to the states and prohibiting judicial review.No
January 30, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.J. Res. 47Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior regarding requirements for exploratory drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental ShelfRescinds certain exploratory fossil fuel drilling safeguards for the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf, which includes safety requirements established after the 2010 BP oil spill.No
January 30, 2017Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]115thS.J.Res. 15A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by the Director of the Bureau of Land Management relating to resource management planningRescinds the Bureau of Land Management's 2.0 Rule, which updated public land planning to facilitate local stakeholder engagement earlier in the process. No
January 30, 2017Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large]115thH.J. Res. 44Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Bureau of Land Management regulations that establish the procedures used to prepare, revise, or amend land use plans pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976Rescinds the Bureau of Land Management's 2.0 Rule, which updated public land planning to facilitate local stakeholder engagement earlier in the process. Yes - became Public Law 115-12
January 30, 2017Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]115thH.J. Res. 46Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the National Park Service relating to "General Provisions and Non-Federal Oil and Gas Rights"Rescinds the National Park Service’s oil and gas regulation, which helped to ensure the fossil fuel industry cleaned up and restored the area.No
January 30, 2017Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]115thS.J.Res. 11A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to "Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation"Rescinds the Obama administration’s Methane Waste Prevention Rule for oil and gas drilling on public lands, which will increase public-health problems.No
January 30, 2017Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]115thH.J. Res. 36Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to "Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation"Rescinds the Obama administration’s Methane Waste Prevention Rule for oil and gas drilling on public lands, which will increase public-health problems.Passed House 221-191
January 30, 2017Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]115thS.J.Res. 10A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by the Secretary of the Interior relating to stream protectionRescinds the Obama administration’s Stream Protection Rule, which provided greater protections to streams from toxic coal mining waste.No
January 30, 2017Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]115thH.J. Res. 38Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection RuleRescinds the Obama administration’s Stream Protection Rule, which provided greater protections to streams from toxic coal mining waste.Yes - became Public Law 115-5
January 30, 2017Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]115thH.J. Res. 45Disapproving the rule submitted by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior relating to management of non-Federal oil and gas rightsRescinds the updated regulations on oil and gas practices outside of Alaska, which avoided or minimized impacts on refuges. No
January 27, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.J. Res. 34Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior regarding requirements for exploratory drilling on the Arctic Outer Continental ShelfRescinds certain exploratory fossil fuel drilling safeguards for the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf, which includes safety requirements established after the 2010 BP oil spill.No
January 24, 2017Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]115thH.J. Res. 32Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to give States the authority to repeal Federal rules and regulations when the repeal is agreed to by the legislatures of two-thirds of the several StatesAmends the U.S. Constitution to allow states to repeal federal rules and regulations when two-thirds of state legislatures agree. No
January 24, 2017Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3]115thH.R. 622Local Enforcement for Local Lands ActHands over federal oversight of law enforcement by the Forest Service and BLM on federal lands to the states.No
January 24, 2017Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3]115thH.R. 621Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act of 2017Requires the federal government to sell 3.3 million acres of federal public lands in 10 western states. No
January 13, 2017Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]115thH.R. 527Greater sage-grouse Protection and Recovery Act of 2017Exempts federal sage-grouse conservation plans from environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by handing federal oversight on public lands to the states and prohibiting judicial review.No
January 13, 2017Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]115thH.R. 520National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production ActPlaces time limits on environmental review for mineral extraction to increase domestic mineral production.No
January 12, 2017Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]115thS. 145National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production ActPlaces time limits on environmental review for mineral extraction to increase domestic mineral production.No
January 12, 2017Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]115thS. 132National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017Restricts the designation of new national monuments by requiring both congressional and state approval and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
January 12, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.R. 513Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Exchange Act of 2017Gives away roughly 20,000 acres from the Tongass National Forest to the State of Alaska for logging revenue. No
January 12, 2017Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]115thS. 131Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Exchange Act of 2017Gives away roughly 20,000 acres from the Tongass National Forest to the State of Alaska for logging revenue. No
January 11, 2017Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]115thS. 101King Cove Road Land Exchange ActAllows for the construction of a road through Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge that would harm wildlife and habitat in this wetland of international importance.No
January 5, 2017Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]115thS. 49Alaska Oil and Gas Production ActAuthorizes the development of fossil fuel oil and gas drilling on 2,000 acres in Alaska's coastal plain (1002 area) of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and places limits on the environmental review process.No
January 5, 2017Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]115thS. 33Improved National Monument Designation Process ActRestricts the designation of new national monuments by requiring both congressional and state approval and compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
January 5, 2017Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]115thS. 32California Desert Protection and Recreation Act of 2017Weakens the environmental review process under NEPA by stating any impacts of the project on a wilderness area shall be reviewed based on the status of the area before designation as wilderness.No
January 4, 2017Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]115thH.R. 244Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017Funds the Trump administration’s $497 million budget request to expand the U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities. Yes - became Public Law 115-31
January 4, 2017Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]115thH.R. 243Nevada Land Sovereignty ActRestricts president's power to create or expand national monuments in Nevada by requiring express congressional approval.No
January 4, 2017Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]115thS. 22Nevada Land Sovereignty ActRestricts president's power to create or expand national monuments in Nevada by requiring express congressional approval.No
January 3, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.R. 218King Cove Road Land Exchange ActAllows for the construction of a road through Alaska's Izembek National Wildlife Refuge that would harm wildlife and habitat in this wetland of international importance.Passed House 248 - 179
January 3, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.R. 49American Energy Independence and Job Creation ActAllows fossil fuel development on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and places limits on the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
January 3, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.R. 200Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management ActUndermines the Antiquities Act by overriding the Act if there is a conflict between the laws and exempts federal fishery management plans from the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
January 3, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.R. 232State National Forest Management Act of 2017Allows states to acquire up to 2 million acres of National Forest System land for commercial logging and limits judicial review.No
January 3, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.R. 229Unrecognized Southeast Alaska Native Communities Recognition and Compensation ActAmends the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to permit certain communities to take up to 23,040 acres from the Tongass National Forest.No
January 3, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.R. 211Chugach Region Lands Study ActGives away at least 500,000 acres of federal land in the State of Alaska.No
January 3, 2017Rep. McCarthy, Kevin [R-CA-23]115thH.Res. 5Adopting rules for the One Hundred Fifteenth CongressHouse of Representative's rule change that gives away public land at a cost of $0 to the American taxpayer.Passed House 234-193
January 3, 2017Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]115thH.R. 222To amend the National Marine Sanctuaries Act to prescribe an additional requirement for the designation of marine sanctuaries off the coast of Alaska, and for other purposesRestricts the designation of new national marine sanctuaries off the coast of Alaska by requiring congressional approval before a presidential designation.No