Environmental health is human health. Last Thursday, as the nation grappled with deaths of black Americans and a pandemic, President Trump signed an Executive Order, gutting the National Environmental Policy Act as a favor to big industry. Federal agencies will no longer have to consider public health or the voice of the people when approving new mines, power plants, and more. This executive order impacts our wild places, but more importantly it impacts communities of color who have used NEPA to fight projects that have adverse impacts to human health. Please contact your representatives and them to #protectNEPA. See https://winterwildlands.org/nepa/
About Winter Wildlands Alliance
Winter Wildlands Alliance is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving wildlands and quality human-powered snowsports experiences on public lands through education, stewardship, outreach and advocacy. We are an alliance of over 100 grassroots environmental organizations and backcountry partners. Our SnowSchool program engages over 33,000 kids in science-based field trips and education across 60 sites nationwide. Our Backcountry Film Festival, premiering every November in Boise, Idaho, tours over 100 locations worldwide and raises over $180,000 for local mountain communities.2020 marks our 20th anniversary, and over this time WWA has built credibility within the conservation and recreation communities and among land managers and decision makers at the local, regional and national levels earning WWA the reputation as the voice of quiet winter recreation and conservation. As a founding member of the Outdoor Alliance, a coalition of national human-powered recreation organizations, WWA is recognized among decision makers from state houses to Washington, DC as a leading voice speaking out for conservation and stewardship of our public lands.