Despite liberal cred, outdoor industry trails on diversity
When Teresa Baker walked into the country's largest outdoor gear trade show in June 2018, she did a double take. "I had to stand there and gather myself because it's a sea of whiteness," she recalled. "I thought, 'Damn, this is bigger than I had imagined.'"
CLEAN WATER ACT
Lawsuit decries Trump's 'brazen attack' on state authority
An outdoor recreation group and conservationists yesterday launched a legal challenge to the Trump administration's recent effort to limit state authority over federal Clean Water Act permits.
OIL AND GAS
9th Circuit backs Interior in NEPA Alaska oil reserve case
A federal appeals court yesterday rejected a bid by environmental groups to halt oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, holding that agencies took the requisite "hard look" at environmental impacts.
Merkley, Romney team up to protect salt lakes
Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday aimed at protecting salt lakes in the American West, key habitats for birds and other wildlife.
Kamala Harris floats drought, sustainability legislation
California Sen. Kamala Harris introduced legislation last week aimed at water sustainability, particularly for low-income and disadvantaged communities.