Environmental Headlines – April 2017

The following are the headlines on our watch list:

National Monuments Under Threat: On April 26 President Trump signed an Executive Order to roll back the Antiquities Act, which could change National Monument designation (and the protections that that designation affords) for our National Monuments.

Offshore Drilling EO: On April 28 President Trump signed an Executive Order to expand offshore oil and natural gas drilling. The Order instructs the Interior to review ways to take down barriers to drilling, including in the Atlantic.

Marches for Science and Climate: Throughout April tens of thousands of people took to the streets in over 600 communities to celebrate science and its critical role in both society and policy, and to bring attention to the science that underscores our understanding of climate change.

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