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  • 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

  • More than two weeks after an exploratory oil well in Alaska’s Arctic experienced a blowout, spilling spewing gas and drilling mud onto the tundra and forcing workers to flee a potential explosion, the well still hasn’t been brought under control.

  • With lead stars Zac Efron and Taylor Swift, you might think that the Lorax is just for kids.  But The Wilderness Society supporter Betty White also lends her voice to Grammy Norma, continuing her commitment to conservation for future generations.

  • Balancing our energy needs, the environment and wildlife protection—while creating jobs and boosting rural economies—is something we can achieve. Clean, renewable energy has the opportunity to be a catalyst for change in how America plans for our energy future.

  • Venture into Southern Utah and you will find yourself surrounded by multicolored cliffs, plateaus, mesas, buttes, pinnacles and canyons that glow in the sunlight.

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