NRDC Expert Blog

Not So Fast, Mr. President

One of the most outrageous notions to come out of this White House—I know, I know—is to turn our publicly-owned lands and waters into an oil industry playground, in pursuit of “global energy dominance.” Our federal lands represent an interge

The Gloves Are Off

Trump is going after America’s most pristine wildland. Literally the “last best place” in the country. It’s a brazen move—and proof that no part of our natural heritage is safe from commercial exploitation these days.

This Solves Nothing

President Trump is issuing an Executive Order to promote oil and gas drilling off America’s beaches and coasts. This shapes up as a major belly flop. Or man overboard.

Throwing Caution to the Winds—and Waves

Drilling in the Arctic Ocean entails terrible risks. And efforts are afoot in Congress to make them even worse, by jettisoning safety regulations for the region.

How-To Guide: Permanent Protection for U.S. Marine Waters

President Obama has made excellent use of a time-honored tool for protecting vulnerable public seas from development. Like his predecessors dating back to Dwight D.