[ Wilderness Society opposes Utah public lands bill passed by House committee, asks President to designate Bears Ears region of Utah as a national monument ]
With very few legislative days left in the 114th Congress, this bill has no chance of being adopted and would do too little to protect wild, cultural and historic lands, including the critically important Bears Ears area.
[ Poll of Taos County voters finds overwhelming support for recreation access and expanded protections for New Mexico’s public lands ]
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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has revived her ongoing attack on Alaska’s Izembek National Wildlife Refuge by introducing a bill (S. 3204) that would force construction of a road through a designated wilderness area.
The guidance requires climate change science to be included in environmental analyses for individual projects, such as oil and gas development, on public lands covered under the National Environmental Policy Act (known as NEPA).
One year ago today, the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management released historic conservation plans that would help conserve the sagebrush ecosystem, the over 350 species that call it home and the imperiled sage-grouse.
These guidelines, known collectively as the Wasted Gas Rule, are an important part of a suite of policies enacted over the past few years to update how energy is extracted on public lands.