Policy Director Hilary Eisen explains step-by-step how the Council for Environmental Quality is re-writing its regulations to the National Environmental Policy Act and reveals some of the tactics they’re using to limit public engagement on government decision-making.

Wilderness touches people in diverse ways. For me, wilderness connects, motivates, inspires, and calms my being. I feel an awe that comes with new experiences, or even the same experiences on a different day. Venturing into the wilderness forces me to be truly in the moment, which never fails to give me a new perspective and a certain awareness.

Welcome to the Stash! This is a monthly email produced by Winter Wildlands Alliance that’s written to connect the winter community with stories about environmental policy, grassroots advocacy, and human-powered recreation on public lands.

Our winter 2020 issue of Trail Break just published with stories about backcountry advocacy in the northeast, winter recreation, wildlife, the Backcountry Film Festival’s history and more.

Leaning on the executive branch’s Council for Environmental Quality (CEQ)—rather than going through Congress—the Trump administration has proposed sweeping new changes to weaken the nation’s bedrock environmental law for the benefit of polluters and corporations. We need your help to defend the National Environmental Policy Act.