Category Archive: Press Release

Steve Thompson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award From The National Wildlife Refuge Association

Read our press release on the National Wildlife Refuge Association presenting Steve Thompson, our former board member, and longtime USFWS leader, with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2018/05/steve-thompson-receives-lifetime-achievement-award-from-nwra/

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/

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/

Congress Shamefully Opens Arctic Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling

Read our press release on the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling

Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/12/congress-shamefully-opens-arctic-refuge-to-oil-gas-drilling/

U.S. Senate Votes to Open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling

America’s Last Frontier to Be Developed to Pay For Corporate Tax Cuts Washington, D.C. In the dead of night during a marathon of voting on a bill that no lawmaker had time to read, the United States Senate voted to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/12/u-s-senate-votes-to-open-the-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-to-oil-gas-drilling/

Senate Takes Shocking Step to Open Arctic Refuge to Oil & Gas Drilling

October 20, 2017 Last night, the U.S. Senate took a shocking step towards opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. In a vote of 52 to 48, with one Democrat (Sen. Manchin, D-WV) joining all but …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/10/senate-takes-shocking-step-to-open-arctic-refuge-to-oil-gas-drilling/

Department of Interior Facilitating Secret Public Land Give Away for Commercial Interests

Putting Profits Over Public Lands Protections, Secretary Zinke Secretly Moving Devastating Road Proposal Forward at Izembek NWR  October 16, 2017 (Washington, DC) – The Department of the Interior is secretly moving to give away hundreds of acres of designated wilderness …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/10/department-of-interior-facilitating-secret-public-land-give-away-for-commercial-interests/

Trump Administration Secretly Pushing Illegal Oil Exploration in the Arctic Refuge

  WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2017) – The Washington Post reported today that the Trump administration is secretly taking the first steps towards opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. The Post reports that the Department of the Interior …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/09/trump-administration-secretly-pushing-illegal-oil-exploration-in-the-arctic-refuge/

Geoffrey Haskett Named President of the National Wildlife Refuge Association

The National Wildlife Refuge Association announced today the appointment of Geoffrey L. Haskett to serve as President of the Refuge Association, after an extensive national search. Haskett, who has been Acting-President of the Refuge Association since early 2017, brings extensive …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/05/geoffrey-haskett-named-president-of-the-national-wildlife-refuge-association/

President Donald Trump Proposes Opening Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil and Gas Drilling, Cuts to the National Wildlife Refuge System

Washington D.C. – Today, the White House released President Donald Trump’s first full budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which recommends drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and significant cuts to the National Wildlife Refuge System …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.refugeassociation.org/2017/05/president-donald-trump-proposes-opening-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge-to-oil-and-gas-drilling-cuts-to-the-national-wildlife-refuge-system/

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