Depending on when you read this, these cuts might already be in effect.
But the state of America’s parks, wildlife refuges, and hiking trails are in serious jeopardy from budget cuts that could take effect on March 1st. These budget cuts, known as the “sequester&rdq
The Obama administration leased more than 1.75 million acres of federal lands to oil and gas companies last year.
Climate change is the most important long term problem facing this country and the world. Without presidential leadership, there is no chance for meaningful action on such a pressing issue.
This includes supporting efforts to responsibly site projects, ensuring a fair return for the use of our public lands and increasing the certainty of the legal instruments used to manage development.
Colorado College’s annual State of the Rockies poll on attitudes towards land conservation in the West, released today, shows strong support among western states for public lands and the environment.
When he was ready to roll out his plan, Vice President Cheney famously said, “Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue, but it is not a sufficient … energy policy.” His &ldq
The beginning of President Obama’s second term and the start of a new Congress provide great new opportunities for permanently protecting the wildest, most pristine parts of our public lands.
In late 2012, the BLM released a draft amendment to the existing management plan that would dramatically increase the scope and intensity of oil and gas development in the region.
With budget crises like the ones that Washington keeps facing, investing in conservation continues to be a difficult task, and programs for the great outdoors have already been cut.