A Wilderness Society report finds that in a little over a century of statehood, New Mexico has liquidated about 30 percent of the land originally granted to it—nearly 4 million acres—and sold it to cattle ranchers, oil and gas companies, railroads and other development interests.
In a preview of what could happen with offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean, an underwater natural gas pipeline has been leaking in Alaska since December, and no repair is expected until late April, at the earliest.
If you care about wildlands, our air and our future, now is the time to show elected officials that we won’t stand for further attacks. Join us and the People's Climate Movement in this act of solidarity on April 29 in Washington, D.C. and across the nation.
For years, the Sonoran Desert National Monument has been at the center of a debate about recreational target shooting on public lands, which can damage archaeological sites, plants and the landscape itself (not to mention the threat posed to other park visitors).
The current Congress' first attack on the Antiquities Act came in the form of a House subcommittee hearing on the creation of marine monuments, where anti-public lands lawmakers argued to greatly curb presidents' ability to protect parks for future generations.