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Five Things You Should Know About President Obama's Coal Leasing Moratorium

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

When President Obama and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced a suspension of pending federal coal leases and a top-to-bottom review of the long broken coal program, we cheered.

The State of Our Union Is Strong (in Oregon)

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 01.16.2016 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The state of Oregon has offered us nearly two weeks of a 21st century governing challenge. One that has demonstrated a durable, resilient democracy among American citizens.

Veterans: California Desert National Monuments Would Protect WWII History and National Heritage

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

When American troops were called on to join the greatest global conflict the world has ever seen, WWII, there was a need to train new tank units under...

We We Must Keep Working To End Horse Slaughter

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 11.06.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Horse slaughter for human consumption is, for the moment, effectively prohibited on U.S. soil. But this prohibition has to be renewed annually in the federal appropriations bill.

Regina and I Take It On, Part 3: Violence Across Communities, Media Complicity, and Finding Common Ground

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Learning how to talk to each other in ways that are productive and respectful seems an essential skill in our modern times, particularly on the subject of race.

Regina and I Take It On, Part 2: Profiling, Police Brutality, and the Politics of #BLM

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 09.25.2015 | Black Voices
Lorraine Devon Wilke

As you're no doubt aware, Regina, the Bureau of Justice Statistics confirms that blacks not only get stopped and ticketed by police more than whites, but are three times as likely to get searched during a traffic stop.

Hillary Clinton Will Sit Down With Black Lives Matter Activists

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton agreed to meet with DeRay Mckesson and the Campaign Zero movement on Tuesday evening. The meeting will be the latest in...

Blaming The Victims Of Historical Injustices

Washington Osiro | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Kenyans, like Americans need to engage in an honest and long-overdue discussion about the impact of historical injustices on all levels of their respective societies -- personal, family, local and national.

Why Richard Sherman Was Wrong About #BlackLivesMatter

Joshua Adams | Posted 09.18.2015 | Black Voices
Joshua Adams

Sherman's comments evoke very broad misconceptions about the Black Lives Matter movement. They place burdens on an monolithic Black community for respectability and self-agency in country that does not live up to the creed "All Lives Matter".

Regina and I Take It On, Part 1: Two Women -- One Black, One White -- Discuss Racial Politics, 'Good White People,' and #BlackLivesMatter

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Somehow, and despite our distance and disparate backgrounds, we quickly ascertained a kindred spirit, a mutual respect, and she was enthusiastically on board.

Healthy Black Lives Also Matter

Kermit Jones | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kermit Jones

Black lives, a durable fiber of our nation's history, are also fraying due to stresses beyond the criminal justice system, with many of the root causes directly related to health.

At Hearings Across West, Public Demands Federal Coal Leasing Reform

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.02.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The PRB, stretching from northeast Wyoming into southern Montana, generates 40 percent of our nation's coal, more than any other region. Much of this coal comes from taxpayer-owned public lands. So why are coal companies being given a sweetheart deal to extract it?

Creating a Vision to Match the Scenery of Our Public Lands

Ellis Richard | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Ellis Richard

On several occasions over the past few years, Park Rangers for Our Lands has called on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to do a better job of balan...

Thank You,  Mara Jacqueline  Willaford  and Marissa Johnson

Erica Garner | Posted 08.17.2015 | Black Voices
Erica Garner

I saw drones and battle tanks; I could very well have been in a war zone. I guess, in a sense, I was. I was in a space where large groups of Black lives were gathered in a system that is designed to respond to Black lives with violence. I know that I speak for Ms. McSpadden and Mr. Brown Sr. when I tell you to never stop fighting, and that we are grateful.

The Fate of Greater Sage-grouse is in Our Hands

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 08.02.2015 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

Unless the federal plans are improved, the Fish and Wildlife Service may have little choice but to propose sage-grouse for listing under the Endangered Species Act.

"The Hope of How": A Prayer for Tisha B'Av

M. Dove Kent | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion
M. Dove Kent

This is my first contribution to the Huffington Post so let me introduce myself. I am the Executive Director of Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JF...

Massive New Proposed Federal Coal Leases Sound Alarm Bells

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

At a time when scientists and policy experts around the globe are sounding the alarm about the need to keep fossil fuels in the ground in order to stave off the worst effects of climate disruption, why is the U.S. Bureau of Land Management looking to lock in billions of tons of climate pollution that industry doesn't need and the market can't sustain?

America's National Parks: Money for Nothing, Sunsets for Free

Ellis Richard | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Ellis Richard

Eventually we will run out of fossil fuel and we'll be operating on solar, wind, wave, and maybe fusion power. Who knows? But there will be an end to oil and gas... and coal. But it isn't the same for our nation's national parks, unless we fail to plan wisely.

Transferring National Lands to the States Is the Wrong Policy Solution

Ann Morgan | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) recently released a report that found state lands managed for school trust purposes earn higher revenue than our national public lands managed by such agencies as the U.S. Forest Service.

Small Communities' Public Lands

Jason A. Atkinson | Posted 04.04.2015 | Green
Jason A. Atkinson

The Endangered Species Act had its place, and ESA was a critical turning point, absolutely. But the world has changed dramatically since 1973, and so must our management of forests and deserts.

Browns Canyon Is a Sanctuary for Our Veterans

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

I can't think of a better place to recover than on a stretch of the Arkansas River renowned for its prized trout fishing and incredible whitewater rafting.

Bird's Fate Shaping Energy Development In U.S. West

AP | By MATTHEW BROWN and MEAD GRUVER | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green

SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) — Efforts to conserve a struggling species of grouse that ranges across the Western U.S. are having far-reaching effects on the ...

Wildlife Killing Contests and the Failure of Government

Travis Bruner | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Travis Bruner

This winter, wildlife in the northern Rocky Mountains will likely be terrorized by a swarm of armed humans elbowing and off-roading each other out of the way in a frenzied race to see who can kill the most animals in 72 hours during Idaho's "Predator Derby."

Judge To Rule Next Week On Controversial Fracking Case

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge plans to decide next week whether to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be us...

Greenpeace Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Steve Horn | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

"Leasing Coal, Fueling Climate Change: How the federal coal leasing program undermines President Obama's Climate Plan" tackles the dark underbelly of a rule that only polices coal downstream at the power plant level and largely ignores the upstream and global impacts of coal production at-large.