Utah's magnificent red rock canyon country was defended in federal court in early November when a judge struck down significant parts of a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Management Plan, on the grounds that the plan violated federal environmental and historic protection laws.
Good news for clean energy fans—two different bills were introduced in the Senate this week that would require 25 percent of American electricity to come from wind, solar and other renewable sources by 2025.
Saguaro National Park was designated to protect the universal symbol of the American west—the giant saguaro. Saguaro can only be found only in a small portion of the U.S., and are currently threatened by warming temperatures caused by climate change.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced her first Secretarial Order and outlined the next few years of protecting America’s wild places today in an appearance before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.