Despite industry claims that government regulations are slowing job creation, the oil and gas industry could be creating more than 50,000 jobs with federal drilling permits they currently aren’t using, according to The Wilderness Society’s analysis of industry jobs data.
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
I’m Michelle Haefele, an economist with The Wilderness Society in Denver. I’m also fourth generation Coloradoan. I grew up hiking and camping in mountains west of home, on our public forests and deserts.