While President Obama's Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal boosts spending in certain areas and the 2016 appropriations bill included some much needed increases for natural resources and conservation programs, much work remains to be done.
“The proposed guidelines from the Bureau of Land Management governing natural gas waste are a huge step forward toward ensuring public resources on federal lands are used for Americans’ benefit, and not wasted.
The 2016 Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI) draft released by Utah Representative Rob Bishop fails to provide adequate protections for scenic public lands in the state, would undermine bedrock environmental laws and threatens to despoil key public lands.
President Obama has done more for climate than any other president in history, and tonight he signaled his intention to align decisions about energy development on our shared lands with the nation’s climate goals to ensure America's public resources are part of the solution.
How we care for our shared national lands including parks, forests and wildlife refuges have long been important topics for voters in the West, but the standoff in Oregon sheds an ugly light on the extremist v
“Every single one of us has a right to visit and enjoy our shared parks, refuges and other public lands without fear and without threat of violence,” said Jeremy Garncarz, senior director of wildlands campaigns with The Wilderness Society.