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  • For months we have been frustrated at Congress for not moving (or passing for that matter!) any wilderness bills. In fact, as our report Wilderness Under Siege makes clear, there are now at least 13 bills pending in the U.S.

  • UPDATE:  The Senate just finished voting on a motion to repeal $2 billion of oil subsidies to the biggest oil companies.  A majority of the Senate - 51 Senators from both sides of the aisle - voted to repeal the subsidies.  While 60 votes were needed beca

  • When it comes to budgeting in Congress, the devil is in the details.

    And the devilish detail in the big budget proposal on Capitol Hill this week, authored by Representative Paul Ryan, is a proposal to sell off of millions of acres of our public lands.

  • When it comes to budgeting in Congress, the devil is in the details.

    And the devilish detail in the big budget proposal on Capitol Hill this week, authored by Representative Paul Ryan, is a proposal to sell off of millions of acres of our public lands.

  • While debating a bill that would repeal $2 billion in tax subsidies for Big Oil, S. 2204, United States Senators came to the floor to state their case. Unfortunately, those defending Big Oil’s perks decided to use well-worn myths and misdirection.

  • A powerful Republican chairman in the House of Representatives just shared with his constituents his desire to begin selling our national parks.  Rep. Cliff Stearns of Florida was caught on video in a local town meeting.  Here is what he said:

  • March came in like a lion to defend our national forests.  After years of courtroom wrangling and legal uncertainty, the Roadless Area Conservation Rule has finally become the law of the land. 

  • Neil Shader

    The Senate is beginning to vote on their version of the Highways bill (which does not include the bad parts of the House’s “Drilling for Highways” bill) – starting with amendments to the bill.

  • It seems as though all I have been thinking about these days is how much our wild places are under attack.  Yet, while anti-wilderness members of Congress are bent on undermining conservation, there are still great efforts going on from wilderness heroes on the ground, and I wanted to share

  • The Wilderness Society announced today that it has chosen western conservation leader Jamie Williams, who comes to Wilderness from The Nature Conservancy, as its new president.  At The Nature Conservancy Williams served as Director of Landscape Conservation for North America, where he

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