Early last week, the Bureau of Land Management released a list of 17 wind, solar, and geothermal project applications that the agency will prioritize in 2012, representing about 7,000 MW of renewable energy.
Last Saturday I was able to join 30 enthusiastic hikers to explore a kind of wilderness that is different than what we often think of as "wilderness" – the subtle, enigmatic hills and valleys of the Adobe Badlands.
Vermillion Basin, a little-known treasure that Colorado citizens and our supporters have campaigned to protect in Colorado’s western canyon country is now officially protected from what once seemed imminent oil and gas drilling.
My feet hurt and shoulders ache, but today’s National Public Lands Day restoration project near Montrose, Colorado was a “whacking” success. The day overflowed with blue skies, sunshine and camaraderie.
Dr. Amy Vedder, senior vice president of conservation at The Wilderness Society, and I recently had this experience in Alaska’s Western Arctic region at a shorebird research field camp organized by the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Corporate polluters may soon gain access to another huge slice of wilderness as U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) pushes forward risky legislation this summer that opens tens of millions of acres of pristine American lands.