Trump’s administration resumed selling leases on public land for oil drilling, still oblivious to the detrimental effects of fracking on the environment.
In fact, the U.S. government under Trump’s directive, is all set to close oil drilling deals in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) amidst resistance and legal actions taken by conservationists in Alaska. The legal suit filed against the Trump administration will at least slow down the finalization of any deals that Trump may have promised to deliver to his oil and gas political donors.
Despite a weak response from the oil industry in view of the financial setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is still carrying on the with lease sales of public lands in Oklahoma and New Mexico
Climbing Community through its Advocacy Organization, Saved the Moab Region from Being Auctioned
If there is one good news related to the Trump administration’s vigorous attempts to sell leases on acres of public land, it was the cancellation of the auction sale in Moab, Utah. Apparently, Access Fund, the national advocacy organization representing the climbing communities across the country, succeeded in getting the BLM to cancel the sale.
After all, Moab is a well-known destination for climbing adventures, which oil drilling activities could impact in ways that can hurt the environment and the economy of Moab communities in the region.
The cancellation also highlights the importance of having advocacy organizations that can mobilize civilian movements for the protection of environments. Access Fund for one, was able to call on 6,000 climbers coming from across different parts of the country, to help convince the BLM about the importance of keeping the Moab region free from oil drilling activities
The Importance of Having an Advocacy Group for Bow Huntsmen
We, at Archery Power dot com, also recognize how oil drilling can negatively impact the public lands on which bow hunters recreate. Yet the community of bow huntsmen in the country has yet to have an advocacy group that will work with other hunters. That way, huntsmen will have a unified voice in opposing government decisions to open and offer public lands for oil drilling and fracking operations.
Archery as a sport is best enjoyed when taken outdoors, which is why bow hunting is one of the most important activities that can help the archery industry maintain and sustain growth. On that note, archery trade organizations must also lend support to advocacies for environmentalism and wildlife conservation, since their business is likewise dependent on the ecosystems that support the country’s wildlife.
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