In a few short weeks the Department of Interior will close their comment period on an updated plan for solar development on public lands in the six southwestern states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah.
The Wilderness Society and a coalition of more than 100 local and national groups sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives on June 14 asking them to oppose a bill that would end protections for vast tracks of pristine wild lands.
The Department of Interior took a major step backward on wilderness protection June 1. Bowing to political opposition from right-wing members of Congress, the Administration seems to be moving away from its landmark Wild Lands Policy, put in place just five months ago to help the Bureau of
Our western wild lands were dealt a heavy blow recently when Congress passed a bill to fund the federal government through the remainder of fiscal year with a provision that prohibits the use of funds to implement the Bureau of Land Management’s