The oil and gas industry wants the public to believe that it needs access to more of our lands, but new statistics released by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on April 11 show the industry isn’t bidding on all of the land offered for lease by the BLM.
"Today's decision is a turning point in the decades-long fight to protect the Badger-Two Medicine area of Montana." said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society. "The Interior Department recognizes that the Badger is simply too sacred and too wild to drill.
Today, the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management released their final conservation plans for the vast sagebrush habitat in the American West, a rugged but fragile ecosystem home to some 350 wildlife species.