“The congressional budget deal announced tonight is a disappointing mixed bag for America’s land, water and parks. Handed a huge opportunity to do right by the Land and Water Conservation Fund after allowing it expire in September, Congress snatche
Misuse of a federal leasing tool is allowing companies to hoard America’s public lands and cheat tax payers out of millions of dollars according to public data detailed in The Wilderness Society’s report,
“Secretary Jewell is on the right track. The plan to pursue cancellation of this oil and gas lease sets the stage for getting rid of the remaining leases in the Badger-Two Medicine region,” said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society
This marks a major milestone in the effort to identify appropriate development areas for renewable energy projects in California, while ensuring the conservation of critical natural resources and wildlife habitat.
The Wilderness Society issued the following statement in response to legislation introduced today by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) regarding the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which Congress has failed to reauthorize, effectively ending the 50-year-old program: