Sequoia ForestKeeper® supports the efforts of a variety of organizations in their quest to protect the environment. Here are a few of the sign-on letters. 

26 June 2017
Letter from 39 organizations voicing strong opposition to H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017”. The bill overwhelming assaults the nation’s public lands and waters, and environmental laws. The bill severely undermines the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), eliminates citizen opportunities to seek judicial relief, allows millions of acres of currently protected roadless areas vulnerable to harmful road building and logging, reallocates funds under the Secure Rural Schools Act away from environmental restoration to timber production, dismantles interagency consultation integral to the Endangered Species Act, and puts national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act at risk. Among its problematic provisions, the bill creates multiple sweeping NEPA waivers; limits consideration of alternatives to the preferred action and no action alternatives; imposes 2-month deadlines on certain environmental assessments; and undermines citizens’ ability to enforce the law.
 
8 June 2017
Multiple groups expressed their opposition to HR 1873, Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act.

18 May 2017
Support for Assembly Joint Resolution 15 – Protecting California’s national monuments and the integrity of the Antiquities Act. These organizations wrote to California legislators Assemblymember Aguiar-Curry and Senator Dodd to thank them for championing an effort to re-state California’s ongoing commitment to national monuments. The groups urge the legislature to pass Assembly Joint Resolution 15 (AJR 15) in time for the June 8th anniversary of the Antiquities Act. On May 5, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) announced a review of certain national monuments designated or expanded since 1996 under the Antiquities Act of 1906 in order to implement President Trump’s Executive Order 13792 dated April 26, 2017. The Secretary of the Interior will use the review to “determine whether each designation or expansion conforms to the policy stated in the Executive Order and to formulate recommendations for Presidential actions, legislative proposals, or other appropriate actions to carry out that policy.”1 The DOI notice identified twenty-seven National Monuments under review – including seven in California – and has invited comments to inform their review.
 
10 April 2017
 
4 April 2017
 
14 November 2016
 
August 4, 2016
In this letter sent today to the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) and the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) eleven organizations including SFK raised a fundamental concern with the process for exempting drinking water sources from the protections of the Safe Drinking Water Act in order for oil and gas companies to inject wastewater into aquifers.
“The use of already depleted groundwater aquifers to dispose of oil field wastewater is a wasteful, unreasonable use of water. The State Board has a duty to nullify this wasteful, unreasonable use of our aquifers, and to recalibrate and rebalance the groundwater system in light of current and likely future droughts and other threats posed by climate change.”

May 9, 2016

March 28, 2016

March 23, 2016

January 27, 2016 
Amicus Brief about East Reservoir Project in Kootenai National Forest - Amici’s (impartial advisers to the court for this particular case) interest in this matter is twofold. First, this case illuminates one of the most relevant issues in public lands today, local influence over forests that belong to the American public. Amici have an interest in ensuring that local interests and influence, which ultimately serve certain private interests, will not be given undue weight in an assessment of the legal merits of East Reservoir project -- a project that will heavily impact lands owned by the American people and their interests. Second, National forests, including the Kootenai National Forest, offer some of the most intact ecosystems which exist in the West, and often serve as the last refuge for threatened or endangered species such as the Lynx and the Grizzly Bear at issue in this case. Amici have an interest in ensuring that the East Reservoir Project will not unnecessarily damage this ecosystem and will adequately protect threatened and endangered species in compliance with the law.

January 12, 2016

September 18, 2015
 
 

April 27, 2015

Citizens Trade Campaign letter requesting Congress to the Ryan-Hatch Fast Track bill formally dubbed “The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015.”


November 13, 2014

Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, Daniel Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Douglas Krofta, Chief, Branch of Listing, Endangered Species Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 220 companies and organizations requesting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service support the legal petition to protect the monarch butterfly as a threatened species under the ESA. The North American monarch butterfly population has declined by 90 percent in the past 20 years, dropping from a high of approximately 1 billion butterflies in the mid-1990s to less than 35 million butterflies last winter – the lowest number ever recorded. 


November 13, 2014

Letter to Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, Daniel Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Douglas Krofta, Chief, Branch of Listing, Endangered Species Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 43 scientists expressing support in protecting the monarch butterfly as a Threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).


21 September 2014