This year your support helped pull 44,700 acres of western Wyoming’s beautiful Bridger-Teton National Forest lands off the oil and gas chopping block, but now we must report to you that our victory is being threatened — and could even be reversed — by the powerful oil and gas i
Read the Joint Statement from The Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defense Council and Defenders of Wildlife on the two-part House Natural Resources Committee Hearing on “roadblocks" to wind and solar development on public lands by clicking on the link below.
Oil and gas development is often touted as the economic driver of rural western communities, in spite of the important economic role of amenity-based development, which includes retirees, entrepreneurs, recreation, tourism, and hunting and fishing.
While the hearing was mostly focused on new ways to produce 3-D maps of oil and gas reserves and advances in directional drilling, there was also discussion of the impacts that new and improving drilling technologies can have on wild landscapes, like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
I can hardly believe the trip is already over! The jet lag has worn off, but the warm feelings for Ireland and the people I met while there have not. An incredible place with some of the nicest folks I’ve ever encountered, and scenery that will knock your wool socks right off.