The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the U.S. Forest Service was right to bar domestic sheep grazing from parts of Idaho’s Payette National Forest in order to forestall the spread of a deadly disease to bighorn sheep.
The oil and gas industry and its allies are lobbying to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling. If this happens, America's last great wild frontier would be forever changed. Together we can save the Arctic Refuge for future generations.
A hearing hosted on Feb. 25 by the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Federal Lands showcased legislation that would severely undermine national public lands, elevating industrial uses over the conservation and protection of our parks, refuges, and forests.
The Tennessee Wilderness Act, introduced in the House by Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn) on Feb. 11, would expand two existing federal wilderness areas in the Cherokee National Forest, helping to safeguard vital wildlife habitat and clean drinking water for nearby communities.