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Legislation introduced by Senator Bennet focuses on lands in Southwestern Colorado

Jennifer Dickson

The legislation would secure protections for nearly 60,000 acres in the heart of the San Juan Mountains. Half of the acreage would expand or create wilderness for the Mt. Sneffels Range, Lizard Head area and McKenna Peak.

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Memo: House farm bill forestry title potentially disastrous for national forests

Anastasia Greene

The bill was introduced by Republican members of the House Agriculture Committee on April 12 and was approved, without amendments, by the Committee in a party-line vote on April 18. 

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Zinke’s latest change to the Endangered Species Act is more trouble than you think

Removing the “blanket” rule would create more work for an overburdened federal agency and make it harder to protect threatened species.

     

Photos: Oil drilling on the National Mall, just in time for the cherry blossoms

The oil rig was a visual representation of the oil drilling that is happening now in wilderness-quality public lands all over America, and the threat that oil drilling represents to lands like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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2016 Form 990

Apr 17, 2018

2016 Form 990

Wildlands protect diminishing dark skies

Most of us are aware that the Earth is rapidly changing and that natural resources are dwindling.

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Wilderness Society mourns loss of Stewart Brandborg, conservation visionary, former executive director

Michael Reinemer

Statement by Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams:

BLM to expand on public lands solar zone success near Las Vegas

Alex Thompson

The Bureau of Land Management is moving ahead with plans to expand the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone, a low-conflict zone for solar development outside Las Vegas, Nevada that was esta

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House Farm Bill to gut environmental protections for national forests

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society released the following statement from National Forest Defense Campaign Manager, Megan Birzell:

This lobbyist could become EPA chief soon – and he may be worse than Pruitt

Andrew Wheeler, who spent his career representing polluters, could be next in line if Pruitt is pushed out.