Six U.S. senators have asked Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to delay decisions about new leasing and exploration for offshore oil and gas until the government completes a thorough re-evaluation of the environmental and safety risks, and issues enhanced, Arctic-specific regulations.
The Forest Jobs and Recreation Act passed out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Dec. 19, advancing a years-long campaign to protect almost a million acres of incredible backcountry throughout western Montana, including over 600,000 acres of new Wilderness Area.
This coming year, wilderness needs your voice more than ever. Our nation's wild places continue to disappear at alarming rates, while climate change and other human made pressures are stressing wild lands to the point of no return.
New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks officially became a new national monument on May 21, riding a wave of local support and fulfilling a promise made by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address t