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A federal appropriations bill released Jan. 13 allocates about $30 billion for agencies that manage our public lands, representing a welcome change from crisis-to-crisis budgeting in Washington.
Public lands are so economically important that seven states spent over $2 million out of their already strapped budgets to open federal lands during the last week of the 16-day government shutdown.
The federal government reopened Thursday, Oct. 16 after Congress passed a short-term budget deal to fund the government through Jan. 15.
As this infographic shows, a child who spends time exploring nature is more likely to be thin and fit, get better grades in school, and have fewer emotional problems than couch potato counterparts.
The National Journal recently asked nine opinion leaders what's at stake for the environment as Washington's budget cuts, aka sequestration, go into effect. Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams weighed in.
Congress is trying to open the pristine Arctic Refuge to drilling. Don't let them.