Category Archive: Inside Washington

President Signs The ‘Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act’ Into Law

Read our press release on the President signing the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act into law after being passed by the Senate on April 9th and the House in December! 

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/04/president-signs-the-keep-americas-refuges-operational-act-into-law/

President Releases Plan to Drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Read our press release on The Refuge Association discussing the President’s newest step in opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/04/president-releases-plan-to-drill-the-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge/

Did You Miss The Friends Assessment Webinar?

Don’t worry, you can catch a recording of the webinar below! 

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/04/did-you-miss-the-friends-assessment-webinar/

FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill — What’s In It?

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed a final omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) which included many wildlife conservation priorities. The fiscal year officially began on October 1, 2017 but the government has been funded through a series of “Continuing Resolutions” since then. This funding bill will fund the government until September 30, 2018. In the meanwhile, work is already underway on fiscal year 2019 bill.

So – what was in the final law?

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/03/fy18-omnibus-appropriations-bill-whats-in-it/

FY19 President’s Budget Request Memo

On February 12, 2018, President Trump released his Budget request for fiscal year 2019 (FY19) appropriations for the Department of the Interior, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS).

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/02/fy19-presidents-budget-request-memo/

Refuge Association Applauds Desperately Needed Emergency Funding in Budget Deal

Read our press release on The Refuge Association discussing the much-needed emergency funding that has been allocated to the refuges for natural disaster damage.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/02/refuge-association-applauds-desperately-needed-emergency-funding-in-budget-deal/

Refuge Association Joins Lawsuit to Stop Illegal Land Exchange at Izembek Refuge

Read our press release on The Refuge Association joining a lawsuit to stop the illegal land exchange happening at Izembek National Wildlife Refuge.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/01/refuge-association-joins-lawsuit-to-stop-illegal-land-exchange-at-izembek-refuge/

Amidst Shutdown Chaos, Trump Administration Gives Away Public Land in Alaska

Heart of Globally Important National Wildlife Refuge Illegally Exchanged to Allow for Foreign
Company’s Profits

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/01/amidst-shutdown-chaos-trump-administration-gives-away-public-land-in-alaska/

Former DOI Officials Send Letter on Migratory Bird Treaty Act to Secretary Zinke

On Dec 22nd, Secretary Zinke issued guidance to reinterpret one of the oldest and most important conservation laws of our nation – the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) which will have implications on migratory birds. Bipartisan Interior leaders from several …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/01/letter-on-migratory-bird-treaty-act-to-secretary-zinke-from-former-doi-officials/

Instructions For Providing Written Public Testimony

An electronic copy of testimony must be received no later than close of business Friday, May 18, 2018. No exceptions. Email your testimony as an attachment to INApprop.Detailee@mail.house.gov with a subject line “Written Testimony”. All written testimony must comply with …

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