You can still find the stories from the past, but this blog has been retired.
FFI recently joined others to comment on the draft EIS for Pebble Mine in Alaska. FFI also filed public comment on the scope of an EIS being prepared for a license for a waste tire site in Paradise Valley Montana.
Good news from Congress this week.
The Board of Directors approved a Policy Statement on Climate Change at their meeting on November 26. It is the policy of Fly Fishers International to advocate scientifically sound public policies, management practices and educational efforts to minimize and mitigate accelerated rates of climate changes caused by human activities.
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD...Call your representative today. Last week an unprecedented anti-public lands, anti-national monuments bill put forward by Minnesota Representative Tom Emmer passed in a close a vote by the House Natural Resources Committee (17-13). This bill (H.R. 3905) will now be considered for a vote by the full U.S. House of Representatives.
Speak up for the Smith and make sure your voice is heard. Submit public comment by November 16, 2017.
2017 EPA Comment Period: Help show decision makers that we’re STILL opposed to Pebble Mine.
Make your voice heard. Atlantic Menhaden, a.k.a. bunker, are a keystone species for marine life in the Atlantic.
Learn more! By now you know that on June 30, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rescinding the Clean Water Rule that was established in 2015 by President Obama. We are concerned that this proposal, if enacted, will undo hard earned protections for streams and wetlands across the United States.
FFI, along with many other sports organizations wrote to Congress urging their support for a new bipartisan budget agreement that provides relief from impending sequestration cuts and allows for strong annual funding of natural resources conservation in the Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations process.
FFI is strongly opposed to any attempt to reclassify our National Monuments through Executive Order and fully supports the long-standing provisions of the Antiquities Act of 1906. Let’s protect these important public lands and waters for future generations.