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.

Top Public Lands Enemies

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) – 18 bills introduced

Rep. Don Young (R-AK) – 16 bills introduced

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) – 14 bills introduced

Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) – 11 bills introduced

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) – 9 bills introduced

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) – 9 bills introduced

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) – 8 bills introduced

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) – 7 bills introduced

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) – 6 bills introduced

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) – 6 bills introduced

Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR) – 6 bills introduced

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) – 5 bills introduced

Legislative Attacks on Public Lands

Last Updated February 12, 2020

Date IntroducedSponsorCongressBill #Title of LegislationWhat it Does to our Public LandsProvision signed into law?
2020-02-12Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]116thH.Amdt. 790 to H.R. 2546Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019The amendment would delay wilderness designations under the Act until the affected county formally approves such designation.Failed House 181 – 239
2020-02-12Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]116thH.Amdt. 791 to H.R. 2546Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019The amendment would allow the Secretary of Agriculture or the Secretary of the Interior, to exclude from wilderness designations under this Act any areas that do not meet the definition of wilderness in the Wilderness Act.Failed House 182 – 236
2020-02-12Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20]116thH.Amdt. 793 to H.R. 2546Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019The amendment states that the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture may manage for fire, insects, and diseases in wilderness areas designated by this Act.Passed House 406 – 12
2020-02-12Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]116thH.Amdt. 794 to H.R. 2546Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019The amendment allows the Secretary of Agriculture or Secretary of the Interior, as appropriate, to exempt from wilderness designations under the Act any area determined by the Secretary to be at high risk of wildfire.Failed House 193 – 228
2020-02-12Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]116thH.Amdt. 795 to H.R. 2546Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019The amendment would strike all designations of “potential wilderness under the bill.Failed House 188 – 233
2020-02-12Rep. Cunningham, Joe [D-SC-1]116thH.Amdt. 796 to H.R. 2546Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019The amendment would continue to allow military aircraft overflights, units of special air space, and flight training routes are allowed over wilderness areas designated by this Act.Passed House 419 – 1
2020-02-12Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]116thH.Amdt. 797 to H.R. 2546Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019The amendment would prevent wilderness additions in Rep. Tipton’s 3rd Congressional District.Failed House 183 – 234
2020-02-12Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]116thH.R. 5859Trillion Trees ActWeakens the environmental review process under NEPA by stating the approval of project locations on public lands shall not constitute a major federal action under NEPA.Currently being considered
2020-02-06Rep. Roy, Chip [R-TX-21]116thH.R. 5793Border Visibility and Security ActUpdates and expands the waiver authority under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.Currently being considered
2020-02-03Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]116thH.R. 5744Clearing Lines along Electrical At-Risk Zones ActWeakens environmental laws for power lines on public land by eliminating public input oversight.Currently being considered
2020-01-29Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large]116thH.R. 5705Increasing Access and Multiple Use Act of 2020Weakens NEPA on public lands by excluding the action of making vacant grazing areas available from environmental review.Currently being considered
2020-01-15Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4]116thH.R. 5606Desert National Wildlife Refuge and Nevada Test and Training Range Withdrawal and Management ActGives away approximately 100,000 acres of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and BLM public lands to expand the bombing range for the U.S. Air Force’s Nevada Test and Training Range.Currently being considered
2019-12-19Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]116thS. 3145Desert National Wildlife Refuge and Nevada Test and Training Range Withdrawal and Management ActGives away approximately 100,000 acres of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and BLM public lands to expand the bombing range for the U.S. Air Force’s Nevada Test and Training Range.Currently being considered
2019-12-16Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]116thH.R. 1158Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020Provides $1.375 billion to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Yes – became Public Law 116-93
2019-11-21Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]116thH.R. 5218Proven Forest Management Act of 2019Allows logging projects, under the guise of fire prevention, of up to 10,000 acres without meaningful environmental review, public involvement, or scientific evaluation of potential harm to the environmentCurrently being considered
2019-11-18Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]116thS. 2890Douglas County Economic Development and Conservation ActStrips wilderness protection from 1,065 acres of wilderness study area.Currently being considered
2019-11-07Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]116thS. 2828Malheur Community Empowerment for the Owyhee ActStrips wilderness protection from over 1.1 million acres of wilderness study areas.Currently being considered
2019-11-06Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]116thS. 2804Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation ActGives thousands of acres of public lands to Nevada in exchange for acres of land for wilderness preservation and conveys public lands to mining companies.Currently being considered
2019-10-30Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.Amdt. 652 to H.R. 1373Grand Canyon Centennial Protection ActThe amendment would stop the permanent uranium mineral withdrawal if the Secretaries of the Interior and Labor determine that the withdrawal would harm jobs.No
2019-10-30Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.Amdt. 653 to H.R. 1373Grand Canyon Centennial Protection ActThe amendment would stop the permanent uranium mineral withdrawal from protecting public land located in Rep. Gosar’s 4th Congressional District of Arizona.No
2019-10-30Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.Amdt. 654 to H.R. 1373Grand Canyon Centennial Protection ActThe amendment would delay the permanent uranium mineral withdrawal until the Secretary of the Interior completes a mineral survey of the proposed area to ensure the ban would not impact the access to other “critical minerals.”No
2019-10-30Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.Amdt. 657 to H.R. 2181Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019The amendment would delay the drilling ban until the completion of a review by the Secretary to ensure Native Americans owners’ of oil and gas minerals would not be negatively harmed by the legislation.No
2019-10-30Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.Amdt. 656 to H.R. 2181Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019The amendment would allow for public land in the area to be given to the State to allow for oil and gas drilling.No
2019-10-22Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]116thS. 2666Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2019Weakens environmental review under NEPA by allowing for the adoption of outdated programmatic environmental impact statement for certain renewable energy projects.Currently being considered
2019-10-17Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2]116thH.R. 4723Salmon Focused Investments in Sustainable Habitats Act of 2019 (Fish Act of 2019)Weakens environmental review under NEPA by limiting the alternative actions selected to that of having the least adverse impact on salmon conservation areas.Currently being considered
2019-09-26Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV]116thS. 2582Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2020Provides $5 billion to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Currently being considered
2019-09-12Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.Amdt. 619 to H.R. 1146Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection ActThe amendment would stop the repeal of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas program until the Secretary of the Interior and director of USFWS determine that the legislation would not adversely affect Caribou herd populations.No
2019-09-12Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.Amdt. 618 to H.R. 1146Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection ActThe amendment would stop the repeal of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas program if the Secretaries of the Interior and Labor determine that the withdrawal would harm jobs.No
2019-09-12Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]116thH.Amdt. 617 to H.R. 1146Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection ActThe amendment would stop the repeal of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil and gas program until the Secretary of the Interior consult with the Inupiat people and the Kaktovic Village approves the repeal.No
2019-09-11Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.Amdt. 616 to H.R. 205Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019The amendment would delay the offshore energy moratorium from going into effect until the Secretary of the Interior and director of USFWS determine that the moratorium would not eliminate a substantial number of jobs.No
2019-09-11Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.Amdt. 612 to H.R. 1941Coastal and Marine Economies Protection ActThe amendment would delay the offshore energy moratorium from going into effect until the Secretaries of the Interior and Labor determine that the moratorium would not eliminate a substantial number of jobs.No
2019-09-11Rep. McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]116thH.Amdt. 606 to H.R. 1941Coastal and Marine Economies Protection ActThe amendment would undermine the offshore energy moratorium by allowing but not mandating the Pacific Outer Continental Shelf planning area to be included in a future five-year leasing plan under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.No
2019-09-11Rep. Lesko, Debbie [R-AZ-8]116thH.Amdt. 608 to H.R. 1941Coastal and Marine Economies Protection ActThe amendment would require the Departments of the Interior and Defense, to confirm that that the offshore energy moratorium poses no national security risk due to potential increases in dependence on foreign oil.No
2019-09-11Rep. Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]116thH.R. 4294American Energy First ActTakes authority from the federal government and grants the authority to states to oversee oil and gas drilling on public lands and creates a new legislative categorical exclusion limiting environmental review under NEPA.Currently being considered
2019-07-25Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.R. 4028RPPA Commercial Recreation Concessions Pilot Program Act of 2019Creates a pilot program to allow state and local governments to oversee recreation activities on federal public lands.Currently being considered
2019-07-25Rep. Fulcher, Russ [R-ID-1]116thH.R. 4026Enhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands ActExcludes geothermal projects on public lands from the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).Currently being considered
2019-07-25Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]116thS. 2270Enhancing Geothermal Production on Federal Lands ActExcludes geothermal projects on public lands from the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).Currently being considered
2019-07-25Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5]116thH.R. 4057Fostering Opportunities for Resources and Education Spending through Timber Sales Act of 2019 (FORESTS Act of 2019)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
2019-07-23Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1]116thH.R. 3879Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act (SOAR Act)Weakens 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.Currently being considered
2019-07-17Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.R. 3794Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2019Weakens environmental review under NEPA by allowing for the adoption of outdated programmatic environmental impact statement for certain renewable energy projects.Currently being considered
2019-06-25Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]116thH.R. 3458Recreation Not Red Tape 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.Currently being considered
2019-06-25Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]116thS. 1967Recreation Not Red Tape 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.Currently being considered
2019-06-20Rep. Graves, Garret [R-LA-6]116thH.Amdt. 446 to H.R. 3055Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019The amendment would remove bill language that prohibits funds for a new Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program and Notice of Intent to Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Plan.No
2019-06-20Rep. Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]116thH.Amdt. 442 to H.R. 3055Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019The amendment would prohibit funds for enforcing the Obama administration EPA methane rule for oil and gas drilling on public lands, which will increase public-health problemsNo
2019-06-18Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]116thH.Amdt. 380 to H.R. 2740Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Defense, State, Foreign Operations, and Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2020The amendment would remove bill language that prohibits any funding being used for border security infrastructure, including Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall along the southern border.No
2019-05-23Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]116thS. 1695Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas ActAllows the use of nonmotorized travel within any wilderness area.Currently being considered
2019-05-23Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]116thS. 1665Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act (SOAR Act)Weakens 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.Currently being considered
2019-05-22Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large]116thH.R. 2910To 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
2019-05-22Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]116thS. 1597Sutton Mountain and Painted Hills Area Preservation and Economic Enhancement ActWould allow the current grazing of livestock levels on BLM public land to continue even after the lands are designated as wilderness areas.Currently being considered
2019-05-08Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]116thH.R. 2607Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2019Allows logging projects up to 30,000 acres without meaningful environmental review, public involvement, or scientific evaluation of potential harm to the environment.Currently being considered
2019-05-07Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]116thH.R. 2531National Strategic and Critical Minerals Production ActPlaces time limits on environmental review for mineral extraction to increase domestic mineral production.Currently being considered
2019-04-03Rep. Gaetz, Matt [R-FL-1]116thH.Res. 288Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green Real Deal.Weakens the environmental review process under NEPA by stating further unspecified reform of NEPA under the guise to drive investment in clean energy and offshore wind.Currently being considered
2019-03-14Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL]116thS. 811Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Border Security and Disaster Relief, 2019Provides funds to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Currently being considered
2019-03-11Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]116thH.R. 1664National Monument CAP ActInvalidates the Antiquities Act by limiting new national monuments to 85,000 acres and requires compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).Currently being considered
2019-03-08Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large]116thH.R. 1650Ending 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.Currently being considered
2019-02-11Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]116thS.Amdt.187 to S.Amdt.112 (which amends S.Amdt.111 to S.47)Limitation On The Extension Or Establishment Of National Monuments In The State Of UtahRestricts president’s power to create or expand national monuments in Utah by requiring both express congressional and state approval.Passed Senate – 60 – 33
2019-02-07Rep. Aguilar, Pete [D-CA-31]116thH.R. 1067Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange ActGives away public land in California to private companies to mine materials for concrete and cement.Currently being considered
2019-02-06Rep. Cheney, Liz [R-WY-At Large]116thH.R. 998State Mineral Revenue Protection Act of 2019Conveys royalties and interest in public lands to the state under the Mineral Leasing Act.Currently being considered
2019-01-31Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]116thS. 308Santa Ana River Wash Plan Land Exchange ActGives away public land in California to private companies to mine materials for concrete and cement.Currently being considered
2019-01-24Sen. Barrasso, John [R-WY]116thS. 218Opportunities 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.Currently being considered
2019-01-23Rep. Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5]116thH.R. 714Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act (EL CHAPO Act)Allows the government to use forfeited funds to the U.S. government from the criminal prosecution of Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera (commonly known as “El Chapo”) to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Currently being considered
2019-01-22Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]116thH.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
2019-01-22Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]116thH.J. Res. 31Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019Provides $1.375 billion to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Yes – became Public Law 116-6
2019-01-18Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]116thH.R. 691To amend the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003 to authorize insect and disease treatment programs on certain Federal land, and for other purposes.Weakens environmental forest protections on public lands in Oregon by allowing logging under the guise of insect or disease infestation.Currently being considered
2019-01-17Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS]116thS. 188Border, Law Enforcement, Operational Control, and Sovereignty Act of 2019Provides funds to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Currently being considered
2019-01-17Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]116thS. 180A bill to streamline the oil and gas permitting process and to recognize fee ownership for certain oil and gas drilling or spacing units.Weakens protections on public lands by stating a drilling permit is not required if the Federal Government (1) owns less than 50 percent of the oil and gas within the drilling area and (2) does not own or lease the surface land within the drilling area.Currently being considered
2019-01-16Rep. Johnson, Mike [R-LA-4]116thH.R. 612Securing 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
2019-01-15Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]116thH.R. 572Restoring Access to Public Lands ActStrips wilderness protection from over 170,000 acres of wilderness study areas.Currently being considered
2019-01-15Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4]116thH.R. 546Border Bonds for America Act of 2019Provides funds to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Currently being considered
2019-01-15Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]116thH.R. 579Water Rights Protection Act of 2019Tries to put private water use before beneficial public use by preventing water storage release, which would impact rivers and endangered fish.Currently being considered
2019-01-14Rep. Stauber, Pete [R-MN-8]116thH.R. 527Superior National Forest Land Exchange Act of 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.Currently being considered
2019-01-11Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]116thH.R. 524Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection ActRemoves over 650 acres from the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area under the guise of fire prevention.Currently being considered
2019-01-10Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]116thS. 90Protect Utah’s Rural Economy ActRestricts president’s power to create or expand national monuments in Utah by requiring both express congressional and state approval.Currently being considered
2019-01-10Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]116thS. 81Crooked River Ranch Fire Protection ActRemoves over 650 acres from the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area under the guise of fire prevention.Currently being considered
2019-01-10Rep. Golden, Jared [D-ME-2]116thH.R. 459Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification ActAllows for claming/worming in the national park and applies Maine’s law, restricts future park expansion. Currently being considered
2019-01-10Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]116thS. 101Acadia National Park Boundary Clarification ActAllows for claming/worming in the national park and applies Maine’s law, restricts future park expansion. Currently being considered
2019-01-10Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]116thH.R. 483To 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.Currently being considered
2019-01-09Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]116thS. 67California Desert Protection and Recreation Act of 2019Strips wilderness protection from wilderness study areas.Currently being considered
2019-01-09Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]116thH.R. 376California Desert Protection and Recreation Act of 2019Strips wilderness protection from wilderness study areas.Currently being considered
2019-01-08Rep. 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
2019-01-08Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]116thH.R. 304La Paz County Land Conveyance Act of 2019Hands over nearly 6,000 acres of public land to private developers without full compensation to taxpayers.Currently being considered
2019-01-08Sen. 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
2019-01-08Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ]116thS. 54La Paz County Land Conveyance Act of 2019Hands over nearly 6,000 acres of public land to private developers without full compensation to taxpayers.Currently being considered
2019-01-08Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]116thH.R. 316Guides and Outfitters Act (GO Act)Establishes a new legislative categorical exclusion for the approval of certain special recreation permits.Currently being considered
2019-01-08Rep. Curtis, John R. [R-UT-3]116thH.R. 292Rural Broadband Permitting Efficiency Act of 2019Limits federal oversight of federal lands by allowing the discharge of federal review responsibilities to states / tribes who may have little to no experience implementing the federal environmental laws.Currently being considered
2019-01-08Sen. 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.Yes – became Public Law 116-9
2019-01-04Rep. 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
2019-01-04Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]116thH.R. 255Big Bear Land Exchange ActAllows for the construction of a timber processing facility in the San Bernardino National Forest.Passed House – voice vote
2019-01-04Rep. 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
2019-01-04Rep. Grothman, Glenn [R-WI-6]116thH.R. 256People’s Border Wall Fund ActAllows the government to accept public donations to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Currently being considered
2019-01-04Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]116thH.R. 243Combustion Avoidance along Rural Roads Act (CARR Act)Waives 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
2019-01-04Rep. 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
2019-01-03Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]116thH.R. 79To 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 purposesRestricts president’s power to create or expand national monuments in Arizona by requiring express congressional approval.Currently being considered
2019-01-03Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9]116thH.R. 179Acre 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
2019-01-03Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]116thH.R. 183To 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
2019-01-03Rep. Davidson, Warren [R-OH-8]116thH.R. 32Buy a Brick, Build the Wall Act of 2019Allows the government to accept public donations to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Currently being considered
2019-01-03Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]116thH.R. 200Border Wall Trust Fund ActAllows the government to accept public donations to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Currently being considered
2019-01-03Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5]116thH.R. 85Fund and Complete the Border Wall ActProvides funds to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico 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
2018-12-17Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4]115thH.R. 7325Border Bonds for America Act of 2018Provides funds to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.No
2018-12-13Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]115thH.R. 7315Protecting American Communities from Wildfire ActAllows logging projects, under the guise of fire prevention, without meaningful environmental review and the logging projects shall not be subject to judicial review.No
2018-12-05Sen. 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
2018-10-19Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1]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
2018-10-19Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]115thH.R. 7074Grazing Advisory Board Reauthorization ActWeakens protections on public lands by reinstating the “grazing advisory boards,” which historically were more focused on the livestock industry as opposed to the current resource advisory councils, which represent numerous interests.No
2018-10-12Rep. 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
2018-10-05Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]115thH.R. 7042Combustion Avoidance along Rural Roads Act (CARR Act)Waives 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.No
2018-10-04Sen. 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
2018-09-28Rep. 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
2018-09-27Rep. 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
2018-09-26Rep. 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
2018-09-12Rep. 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
2018-08-28Rep. 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
2018-08-28Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]115thS. 3397Douglas County Economic Development and Conservation ActStrips wilderness protection from wilderness study area.No
2018-08-24Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]115thH.R. 6676Douglas County Economic Development and Conservation ActStrips wilderness protection from wilderness study area.No
2018-08-07Rep. 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
2018-08-01Sen. 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
2018-07-30Sen. 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
2018-07-18Rep. 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
2018-07-11Sen. 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
2018-06-29Rep. 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
2018-06-21Sen. 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
2018-06-19Rep. 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
2018-06-19Rep. 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.No
2018-06-14Rep. 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
2018-06-14Rep. 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
2018-06-13Rep. 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
2018-06-13Rep. 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
2018-06-11Sen. 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
2018-06-07Sen. 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
2018-06-07Sen. 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
2018-06-05Rep. 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
2018-05-24Sen. 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
2018-05-23Rep. 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
2018-05-17Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT]115thS. 2877Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas ActAllows the use of nonmotorized travel within any wilderness area.No
2018-05-10Sen. 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
2018-05-10Rep. 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.Passed House – voice vote
2018-05-09Sen. 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
2018-05-09Rep. 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
2018-05-09Rep. 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
2018-05-09Rep. 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
2018-04-24Rep. 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
2018-04-13Rep. 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
2018-04-12Rep. 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
2018-03-23Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39]115thH.R. 1625Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018Provides $1.337 billion to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Yes – became Public Law 115-141
2018-03-15Sen. 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
2018-03-01Rep. Gianforte, Greg [R-MT-At Large]115thH.R. 5149Unlocking Public Lands ActStrips wilderness protection from two dozen wilderness study areas.No
2018-03-01Rep. 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
2018-02-14Sen. 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
2018-02-14Sen. 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
2018-02-14Sen. 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).No
2018-02-05Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]115thS. 2367Uniting and Securing America Act of 2018 (USA Act of 2018)Expands the authority to construct border wall and updates Homeland Security’s waiver authority to waive dozens of laws including waiving environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
2018-01-19Rep. 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
2018-01-18Sen. 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
2018-01-18Rep. 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
2018-01-16Rep. 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
2018-01-16Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23]115thH.R. 4796Uniting and Securing America Act of 2018 (USA Act of 2018)Expands the authority to construct border wall and updates Homeland Security’s waiver authority to waive dozens of laws including waiving environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
2018-01-10Rep. 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
2017-12-07Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT]115thS. 2206Protect Public Use of Public Lands ActStrips wilderness protection from 450,000 acres of wilderness study areas. No
2017-12-06Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]115thS. 2199Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief ActFunds to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall/fence.No
2017-12-06Rep. 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
2017-12-06Rep. 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
2017-12-05Sen. 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
2017-12-04Rep. 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
2017-11-28Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY]115thS. 1Tax Cuts and Jobs ActLifts the oil and gas drilling ban in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.No
2017-11-16Sen. 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
2017-11-16Rep. 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
2017-11-16Sen. 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
2017-11-16Rep. 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
2017-11-16Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]115thS. 2151A bill to streamline the oil and gas permitting process and to recognize fee ownership for certain oil and gas drilling or spacing units.Weakens protections on public lands by stating a drilling permit is not required if the Federal Government (1) owns less than 50 percent of the oil and gas within the drilling area and (2) does not own or lease the surface land within the drilling area.No
2017-11-08Sen. 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
2017-11-07Rep. 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
2017-11-03Rep. 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
2017-11-02Rep. 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
2017-11-02Sen. 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
2017-11-01Rep. 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
2017-10-19Sen. 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 taxpayers.No
2017-10-19Sen. 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.No
2017-10-19Sen. 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
2017-10-06Rep. 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
2017-10-05Sen. 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 DCNo
2017-10-05Sen. 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
2017-10-02Rep. 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
2017-09-01Rep. 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 management activities on all 850 million acres of the National Wildlife Refuge System.No
2017-08-03Sen. 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
2017-08-03Sen. 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
2017-08-02Sen. 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
2017-08-02Sen. 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
2017-07-28Rep. 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
2017-07-28Rep. 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
2017-07-28Rep. 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
2017-07-28Rep. 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
2017-07-28Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12]115thH.R. 3526Border Protection Fund ActUses funds from the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Fund to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.No
2017-07-27Rep. 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
2017-07-20Rep. 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
2017-07-18Rep. 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
2017-07-17Rep. 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
2017-07-13Rep. 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
2017-06-29Sen. 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
2017-06-29Sen. 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
2017-06-29Sen. 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
2017-06-29Sen. 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
2017-06-29Sen. 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
2017-06-29Rep. 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
2017-06-28Sen. 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
2017-06-22Sen. 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
2017-06-20Rep. 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
2017-06-20Rep. 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
2017-06-20Rep. 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
2017-06-15Sen. 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
2017-06-13Rep. 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
2017-05-25Rep. 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
2017-05-25Sen. 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
2017-05-25Sen. 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
2017-05-24Rep. 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
2017-05-24Sen. 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
2017-05-23Rep. 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
2017-05-23Rep. 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.Passed House – voice vote
2017-05-16Rep. 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
2017-05-16Rep. 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
2017-05-15Sen. Strange, Luther [R-AL]115thS. 1126Securing the Border and Protecting Our Communities ActPunishes sanctuary cities by transferring certain funds that the cities would have received and instead allocates the funds to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities. No
2017-05-09Sen. 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
2017-05-04Sen. 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
2017-05-04Sen. 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
2017-05-04Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4]115thH.R. 2374Eastern 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
2017-05-04Rep. 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
2017-05-03Rep. 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
2017-05-02Rep. 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
2017-04-27Sen. 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
2017-04-26Rep. 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
2017-04-26Rep. 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
2017-04-20Rep. 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
2017-04-06Rep. 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
2017-04-06Sen. 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
2017-04-06Sen. 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
2017-04-06Rep. 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
2017-04-06Rep. 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
2017-04-04Rep. 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
2017-04-03Rep. 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
2017-03-30Sen. 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
2017-03-29Rep. 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
2017-03-15Sen. 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
2017-03-13Sen. 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
2017-03-09Sen. 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
2017-03-09Rep. 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
2017-03-02Rep. 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
2017-03-02Sen. 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
2017-03-02Rep. 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
2017-03-02Sen. 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
2017-03-02Rep. 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
2017-02-28Sen. 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
2017-02-28Sen. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ]115thS. 467Mohave County Federal Land Management ActRequires the sale of no less than 6,000 acres of public land to Mojave County, Arizona for private use.No
2017-02-16Sen. 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
2017-02-16Rep. 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
2017-02-16Rep. 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
2017-02-16Rep. 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
2017-02-09Rep. 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
2017-02-07Sen. 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
2017-02-07Rep. 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
2017-02-07Sen. 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
2017-02-07Rep. 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
2017-02-06Sen. 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
2017-02-03Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]115thH.R. 857California Desert Protection and Recreation Act of 2018Weakens 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
2017-02-03Rep. 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
2017-02-02Sen. 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
2017-02-02Rep. 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
2017-02-01Sen. 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
2017-01-30Sen. 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
2017-01-30Sen. 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
2017-01-30Sen. 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
2017-01-30Rep. 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
2017-01-30Rep. 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
2017-01-30Rep. 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
2017-01-30Rep. 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
2017-01-30Rep. 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
2017-01-30Rep. 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
2017-01-27Rep. 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
2017-01-24Rep. 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
2017-01-24Rep. 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
2017-01-24Rep. 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
2017-01-13Rep. 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
2017-01-13Rep. 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
2017-01-12Rep. 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
2017-01-12Sen. 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
2017-01-12Sen. 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
2017-01-12Sen. 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
2017-01-11Sen. 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
2017-01-11Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15]115thH.R. 454Finish the Fence Act of 2017Grants authority to construct border wall and updates Homeland Security’s waiver authority to waive dozens of laws including waiving environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).No
2017-01-05Sen. 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
2017-01-05Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]115thS. 32California Desert Protection and Recreation Act of 2018Weakens 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
2017-01-05Sen. 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
2017-01-04Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]115thH.R. 244Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017Provides $341 million to expand Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall, ignoring threats to the environment and communities.Yes – became Public Law 115-31
2017-01-04Rep. 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
2017-01-04Sen. 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
2017-01-03Rep. 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
2017-01-03Rep. 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
2017-01-03Rep. 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
2017-01-03Rep. 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
2017-01-03Rep. 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
2017-01-03Rep. 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
2017-01-03Rep. 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
2017-01-03Rep. 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