It’s no secret that President Trump has staged a relentless series of attacks on the environment and public lands since taking office. But if the Trump administration has its way, more of its efforts to curb key environmental protections will be able to take place behind closed doors — or at least in ways that limit the public’s ability to voice its opinion.

An annual journey to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: the story of America's largest Caribou herd

By | Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

Every year, in late spring and early summer, the Porcupine caribou arrive on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Numbering between 120,000 and 200,000 animals, the Porcupine herd – so named for their birthing grounds along the Porcupine River – is the largest in North America. 

In the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, polar bears and oil drilling do not mix

By | Steve Blackledge
Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign

As the Arctic ice recedes, more and more polar bears are being forced to carve out a new life on the land, where they face a new set of dangers — including the potential disruption of their habitat to produce even more of the fossil fuels. 

Portsmouth and polystyrene: What smaller communities bring to the fight against foam

By | Michaela Morris
Associate, Oceans, Environment America

Portsmouth became the first town in New Hampshire to ban foam cups and takeout containers. The city council’s unanimous vote not only made me proud of my home state but also led me to reflect on what it means to be a New Hampshire resident.