Action Alert: Keep the Public’s Voice Part of Public Lands Management

The latest attempt by the Trump administration to rollback environmental protections is through proposed changes to an important rule that ensures the public’s voice is heard on federal decisions affecting natural resources and public lands.

This time the rule on the chopping block is the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA. NEPA is fundamental to ensuring the public has a seat at the table on decisions that affect our public lands.

This includes decisions on things like energy development and road and pipeline construction. Read more here.

In West Virginia, NEPA is especially important because our large amount of federal public lands – 1,130,952 acres. These special lands are in places like the Monongahela National Forest, the New River Gorge National River and the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. These are some of the most wild & wonderful lands in West Virginia and YOU own them.

Without the public engagement protections outlined under NEPA you could lose your voice in their management. Comment on the proposed rollbacks to NEPA today!

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