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  • Sometimes we are given the opportunity to realize that there is wild all around us.

  • Last week The Wilderness Society signed onto comments with our environmental partners in support of reconsidering rules around integrating distributed generation onto the grid.

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    Wild places across the country are under siege.  Now, in addition to threats coming out of Capitol Hill, our wild places are also coming from state capitals as well.

    The first attempts to take away federal lands are already underway.  In Utah, the legislature passed and the Governor signed a law that takes land away from places the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.  This unprecedented action is an attempt to undo decades of conservation and protection, and hand over swaths of land to mining companies, oil and gas drillers, and logging companies.

  • The Wilderness Society work in Arizona

    Camera Mode? Set, three-burst. Flash? Set to 15 meters. Passive infra-red sensitivity? Set, high."

  • Gas prices are still going up.  Across the country, there are calls for opening more of our pristine landscapes to drilling.  A study by the Associated Press shows that

  • 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.

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