Corey Fisher

  • Conservation

    TU urges Congress to pass Good Samaritan legislation

    These mines not only pose physical and public health hazards, but tens of thousands of them are polluting the environment

    New law would enable groups like TU to clean up abandoned mines without assuming liability for their pollution Lauren Duncan, a Colorado-based mine reclamation specialist for Trout Unlimited, testified Tuesday before the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Minerals Resources. The oversight hearing, titled “The Toxic Legacy of the Mining Law of 1872,” evaluated mining-related…

  • Angler Conservation Program

    Digging deeper into critical minerals

    If you'll recall, the Biden administration recently released it's 100-day review of critical mineral supply chains. As promised we are taking a deeper dive into how that report reflects on our tenets. Read on to find out how the Biden administration's recommendations stack up against our own tenets. Tenet 1: Before seeking new sources of raw…

  • Advocacy

    Mining for answers on critical minerals

    On Tuesday, the Biden administration announced key findings in the 100-day supply chain review required by an executive order issued in February. The report, Building Resilient Supply Chains, Revitalizing American Manufacturing, and fostering Broad-based Growth, covers a wide range of supply chain issues, including critical minerals. But what do supply chains and critical minerals have to do…

  • From the field

    Fishing and hunting on a refuge? You bet

    The Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge, Wyoming. At first blush it may seem odd that hunting and fishing is allowed on wildlife refuges, let alone expanding these uses as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed. After all, they are wildlife refuges, right?   However, hunting and fishing on refuge lands goes back to earliest days of the refuge system…

  • Conservation

    Forest Service oil and gas rulemaking is a public land fire sale

    Oil and gas leases on public lands continue to be offered for fire-sale prices, oftentimes in conflict with fish, wildlife and public land users. In fact, millions of acres of public land offered for oil and gas leases are being let go for as little as $1.50 per acre. This speculative leasing is creating mounds of unnecessary analysis and paperwork, diverting public land managers from other priorities…

  • Featured

    The question we should all be asking ourselves

    How can we ensure a brighter future for our public lands? We have spent much of the past month reflecting on the role public lands play in our lives. But now is the time to make a plan. Safeguarding our outdoor traditions takes more than one month of celebrating public lands. The challenges are many: from habitat threats, to transfer of…