First is the nominee for Assistant Secretary for Lands and Minerals in the Department of Interior. President Obama has nominated Janice Schneider, a veteran of the department, to fill the position that has been vacant for more than 2 years.
New bills from Reps. Labrador (ID), Tipton (CO), Gosar (Ariz.), and the Chairman of the committee, Rep. Doc Hastings (Wash.) would force thousands, if not millions, of acres of forest to be all but handed over to timber companies, at the expense of the taxpayer.
On February 16, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously decided to deny the State of Wyoming’s final effort to convince the court to reconsider its historic October 21, 2011 ruling that upheld the legality of the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. The Wilderness Society, re