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  • Bristol Bay, the largest wild salmon fishery in the world, is at risk from industry proposals to drill for oil offshore, and to develop the world’s largest open pit gold and copper mine onshore.

    The Wilderness Society is fighting these dual threats and working to protect this southwestern Alaska region renowned for its biological productivity and cultural history.

  • Stand at the edge of Island in the Sky in Canyonlands National Park near Moab, Utah, and be prepared to be swept away by a landscape of redrock badlands and canyon country.

    This extraordinary national park, with its enormous views and unique geologic features, is largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management – and unfortunately the BLM is making some very disconcerting decisions about this precious part of south-eastern Utah.

  • It’s been called fool’s gold for a reason. For decades, energy companies have tried to extract oil from rock, but oil shale technology has never been developed to make large-scale production economically viable or environmentally sound.

    Even the oil and gas industry admits that a viable oil shale technology is years, if not decades, away.

    Yet, despite large public concern, Congress has given the go-ahead for oil shale development on public lands in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, three states that are home to major oil shale deposits.

  • Spend any time in Colorado this election season and you’re sure to see at least one erroneous advertisement warning consumers about the “$321 million tax hike,” should they vote for Amendment 58, which would end state tax credits to a wealthy oil and natural gas industry and invest the money in education and renewable energy.

  • Oil and natural gas leases may have been issued for western Colorado wild lands, but there’s still hope the courts will rule in favor of the biologically diverse Roan Plateau.

  • Energy development and off-road vehicle abuse in five Utah National Park's endanger clean air and rich history.

    The Wilderness Society held a teleconference to discuss the fate of 11 million acres of Utah redrock canyon country, one of the most iconic landscapes in North America.

    The Bush administration’s decision to skew the management of these lands to narrowly benefit the oil and natural gas industry and off-road vehicle users was a central focus.

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