124 Attacks on Public Lands by Party

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.

Total Legislative Attacks on Public Lands

Since January 2017, Congress has introduced at least 124 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) – 12 bills introduced
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) – 5 bills introduced
Sen. Jeff Flake (R- AZ) – 5 bills introduced
Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) – 5 bills introduced
Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) – 5 bills introduced

Legislative Attacks on Public Lands

Date IntroducedSponsorBill #Title of LegislationWhat it Does to our Public LandsProvision signed into law?
2017-01-03Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.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
2017-01-03Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.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).Currently being considered
2017-01-03Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-01-03Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-01-03Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.R. 211Chugach Region Lands Study ActGives away at least 500,000 acres of federal land in the State of Alaska.Currently being considered
2017-01-03Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-01-03Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.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).Currently being considered
2017-01-03Rep. McCarthy, Kevin [R-CA-23]H.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
2017-01-04Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]H.R. 243Nevada Land Sovereignty ActRestricts president's power to create or expand national monuments in Nevada by requiring express congressional approval.Currently being considered
2017-01-04Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]S. 22Nevada Land Sovereignty ActRestricts president's power to create or expand national monuments in Nevada by requiring express congressional approval.Currently being considered
2017-01-04Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]H.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
2017-01-05Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 49Alaska Oil and Gas Production ActPermits 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.Currently being considered
2017-01-05Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 33Improved National Monument Designation Process ActRestricts the designation of new national monuments by requiring both congressional and state approval before a presidential designation.Currently being considered
2017-01-11Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-01-12Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.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. Currently being considered
2017-01-12Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 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. Currently being considered
2017-01-12Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]S. 145National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production ActPlaces time limits on environmental review for mineral extraction to increase domestic mineral production.Currently being considered
2017-01-12Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]S. 132National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017Restricts the designation of new national monuments by requiring both congressional and state approval before a presidential designation.Currently being considered
2017-01-13Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]H.R. 520National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production ActPlaces time limits on environmental review for mineral extraction to increase domestic mineral production.Currently being considered
2017-01-13Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-01-24Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]H.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. Currently being considered
2017-01-24Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-01-24Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3]H.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. Currently being considered
2017-01-27Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-01-30Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-01-30Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S.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. Currently being considered
2017-01-30Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]S.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.Currently being considered
2017-01-30Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-01-30Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]H.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
2017-01-30Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large]H.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
2017-01-30Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY]S.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.Currently being considered
2017-01-30Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]H.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
2017-01-30Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]H.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. Currently being considered
2017-02-01Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-02-02Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]S. 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).Currently being considered
2017-02-02Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-02-03Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-02-06Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]S. 316Protecting States’ Rights to Promote American Energy Security ActHands over federal oversight of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations on public lands to the states.Currently being considered
2017-02-07Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.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
2017-02-07Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]S. 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).Currently being considered
2017-02-07Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-02-07Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-02-09Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-02-16Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]H.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
2017-02-16Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-02-16Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]H.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.  Currently being considered
2017-02-16Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]H.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. Currently being considered
2017-02-28Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-02-28Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-03-02Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-03-02Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-03-02Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-03-02Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]H.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
2017-03-02Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]S. 508Western Oregon Tribal Fairness ActTransfers public land and weakens protections by not requiring land use planning under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.Currently being considered
2017-03-09Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.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).Currently being considered
2017-03-09Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]S. 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).Currently being considered
2017-03-13Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]S. 614RPPA Commercial Recreation Concessions Pilot Program ActCreates a pilot program to allow state and local governments to oversee recreation activities on federal public lands.Currently being considered
2017-03-15Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]S. 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).Currently being considered
2017-03-29Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large]H.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. Currently being considered
2017-03-30Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]S. 785Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity ActGives away the Tongass National Forest lands to Alaska Native Veterans, which was previously prohibited.Currently being considered
2017-04-03Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.R. 1867Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity ActGives away land in the Tongass National Forest to Alaska Native Veterans, which was previously prohibited.Currently being considered
2017-04-04Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]H.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
2017-04-06Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-04-06Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-04-06Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-04-06Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-04-06Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]H.R. 2074Public Input for National Monuments ActRestricts the designation of new national monuments by requiring compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).Currently being considered
2017-04-20Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-04-26Rep. Brat, Dave [R-VA-7]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-04-26Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-04-27Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-05-02Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1]H.R. 2284National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability ActRestricts the designation of new national monuments by requiring both congressional and state approval before a presidential designation.Currently being considered
2017-05-03Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5]H.R. 2316Cooperative Management of Mineral Rights Act of 2017Allows for oil and gas drilling in Alleghany National Forest.Passed House - voice vote
2017-05-04Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-05-16Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-05-16Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-05-23Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-05-24Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]S. 1222La Paz County Land Conveyance ActHands over 8,000 acres of public land to  private developers without full compensation to taxpayers.Currently being considered
2017-05-24Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]H.R. 2630La Paz County Land Conveyance ActHands over 8,000 acres of public land to  private developers without full compensation to taxpayers.Currently being considered
2017-05-25Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-05-25Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large]H.R. 2661State Mineral Revenue Protection ActConveys royalties and interest in public lands to the state under the Mineral Leasing Act.Currently being considered
2017-05-25Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY] S. 1267State Mineral Revenue Protection ActConveys royalties and interest in public lands to the state under the Mineral Leasing Act.Currently being considered
2017-06-20Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]H.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
2017-06-20Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-06-20Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-06-22Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-06-28Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 1460Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017Excludes geothermal projects on public lands from the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).Currently being considered
2017-06-29Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 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. Currently being considered
2017-06-29Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-06-29Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-06-29Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-06-29Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-06-29Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]H.R. 3115Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act of 2017Exchanges public land for use by a copper mine and would destroy over 1,000 acres of wetlands and critical habitat in Minnesota’s Superior National Forest.Passed House 309-99
2017-07-13Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12]H.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
2017-07-17Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-07-18Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5]H.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).Currently being considered
2017-07-20Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-07-27Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-07-28Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-07-28Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]H.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).Currently being considered
2017-07-28Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6]H.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).Currently being considered
2017-07-28Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-08-02Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-08-03Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]S. 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.Currently being considered
2017-08-03Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]S. 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).Currently being considered
2017-10-02Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6]H.R. 3905Minnesota's Economic Rights in the Superior National Forest ActAllows mining on 5,000 acres of waterways that flow into a wilderness area.Passed House 216-204
2017-10-06Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]H.R. 3990National Monument Creation and Protection ActInvalidates the Antiquities Act by limiting new national monuments to 85,000 acres.Currently being considered
2017-10-19Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]S. 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).Currently being considered
2017-11-01Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]H.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).Currently being considered
2017-11-02Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]S. 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).Currently being considered
2017-11-02Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8]H.R. 1Tax Cuts and Jobs ActLifts the oil and gas drilling ban in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Yes - became Public Law 115-97
2017-11-03Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-11-07Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2] H.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
2017-11-08Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]S. 2102Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification ActAllows for claming/worming in the national park and applies Maine's law, restricts future park expansion. Currently being considered
2017-11-16Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]S. 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. Currently being considered
2017-11-16Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]H.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. Currently being considered
2017-11-16Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]S. 2160Protect Collaboration for Healthier Forests ActLimits judicial review of Forest Service projects on public lands by establishing an arbitration program.Currently being considered
2017-11-16Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4]H.R. 4419Bureau of Reclamation and Bureau of Indian Affairs Water Project Streamlining ActWeakens the environmental review process of water projects by creating a financial penalty if the review process is not completed within a certain period.Currently being considered
2017-11-28Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY]S. 1Tax Cuts and Jobs ActLifts the oil and gas drilling ban in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Currently being considered
2017-12-04Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]H.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.Currently being considered
2017-12-05Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA]S. 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).Currently being considered
2017-12-06Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]S. 2199Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief ActFunds to expand Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall/fence.Currently being considered
2017-12-06Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]H.R. 4558Grand Staircase Escalante Enhancement ActReduces Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by 48 percent or nearly 900,000 acres.Currently being considered
2017-12-07Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]S. 2206Protect Public Use of Public Lands ActStrips wilderness protection from 450,000 acres of wilderness study areas.Currently being considered