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Bureau Of Land Management Replaces Website Banner With Image From Coal Company

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.07.2017 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Jettisoning the image of children gazing across scenic landscapes on public land, the Bureau of Land Management has replaced its website homepage bann...

Bureau Of Land Management Changes Website Photo To Big Hunk Of Coal

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 04.06.2017 | Politics

Close your eyes and picture “public lands” in the United States. What image comes to mind? Majestic mountain views? Pristine forests? How about a ...

How Opponents Sank A GOP Bill To Sell Off Federal Land — And What They Learned

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.26.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Perhaps it was lingering outrage from the election. Or it could have been the explicit language of the bill, which called for the “di...

Western Voters Just Want The GOP To Leave Their Land Alone, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

A wide-ranging new poll released Tuesday by Colorado College finds voters in seven Mountain West states are largely opposed to policies that would sig...

Before Presidential Debate, Obama Admin Weakened Endangered Species Act Under Oil Industry Pressure

Steve Horn | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Photo Credit: Wikimedia CommonsCross-Posted from DeSmogBlogAs eyes turned to the most viewed presidential debate in U.S. history, the Obama administra...

This Land is Your Land

Chris Wood | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Chris Wood

In September, TU will be feeding you a heavy dose of stories about public lands. From the Golden Trout wilderness in California to the Green Mountains...

Feds must dismiss unhinged advice on wild horses

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Our nation's management of wild horses has been a long-running debacle of poor execution layered over questionable intentions and flagging resolve. Th...

Activist Groups Slam Proposal To Kill More Than 44,000 Wild Horses

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green

The Bureau of Land Management doesn’t plan to follow an advisory board’s recommendation to euthanize about 45,000 wild horses and burros that are ...

The Future Of Storage: 'Sisyphus Railroad'

Llewellyn King | Posted 08.31.2016 | Technology
Llewellyn King

In research there is evolution, revolution and sometimes, what I call "retro revolution," which happens when old methods have new applications. All three are in play in the world of electricity, and are affecting storage.

eBay-Style: Big Oil Group Plots to Exclude Public from Public Lands Bidding

Steve Horn | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogAt the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC)'s 2016 meeting in Denver, Colorado this week, a representative fr...

Subsidized to the End: Not Even Corporate Welfare Can Save Big Coal

Ben Jervey | Posted 04.01.2017 | Green
Ben Jervey

This year, two energy companies that have each received billions of dollars in subsidies and financial support from the federal government are going into bankruptcy.

Times are a-changing: Energy portfolios must also change

Ann Morgan | Posted 03.23.2017 | Green
Ann Morgan

We commend Secretary Jewell for taking a comprehensive look at an outdated and subsidized resource program and for integrating the goals of sound and sustainable land management with the President's goals to address climate change.

Dethroning Old King Coal

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 01.15.2017 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

For more than 30 years, I have been unearthing problems with the way the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sells coal that belongs to the American people. Rather than serving the interests of the American taxpayer and the climate, the federal program has done what's best for coal companies.

What Bundy and His Merry Militia Can Learn From TransCanada

John Fullerton | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
John Fullerton

Ammon Bundy and his assault-rifle-packing militia took over the Malheur National Refuge in eastern Oregon to kick off the New Year. Their gripe appears to be the Federal Government's pesky grazing regulations interfering with their "right" to earn a profit off government land. Gonna' be a showdown at the last chance corral I guess.

The Invasive Species-Eastern Oregon and Right Wing Fever

Matthew Ebert | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics
Matthew Ebert

Militia groups have been active in the Northwest for decades. What they want is an overthrow of federal authority and a return to old-school traditional family values.

Playing the Government's Game: When It Comes to Violence, We All Lose

John W. Whitehead | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"When it gets down to having to use violence, then you are playing the system's game. The establishment will irritate you - pull your beard, flick you...

The President's Policy on Mitigation: It May Be Confusing, But it Is a Step Forward

Ann Morgan | Posted 11.13.2016 | Green
Ann Morgan

Last week President Obama ordered five federal agencies to ensure that development on national public lands results in a net benefit, or at a minimum no net loss, of land, water, wildlife and other ecological resources.

We We Must Keep Working To End Horse Slaughter

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 11.06.2016 | 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.

Report Confirms Mass Slaughter Of Wild Horses During Reign Of Ken Salazar

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 10.26.2016 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

These fertility programs work, and the inertia to keep doing things the same old way must end. How many more scandals and reports can this agency endure before it brings fundamental change to this program?

Ten Ways Those Who Want to Give Your Land Away are Misleading You

Ann Morgan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

It is hard to imagine that anyone would believe the fallacies peddled by the American Lands Council trying to convince politicians to give away our pu...

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.

A Way of Life: Juan Palma's Leadership on Public Lands

Rod Torrez | Posted 06.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Juan Palma, a warm, friendly and highly respected leader in managing public lands, who retired last month after five years as the State Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Utah.

Kate Sheppard

Department Of Interior Issues New Rules For Fracking On Public Lands

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Interior released new rules for hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands in the United States on Friday, t...

Tres Rios: A Crime in Progress Against Land and People

Rod Torrez | Posted 05.09.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

There are so many reasons to protect this land and, yet, the chorus of public voices calling for protection of agricultural lands, recreational areas and cultural and natural treasures apparently means nothing when set against the clamor of industry, and its drive for temporary gain.

Do We Take the Beauty of the Open Road for Granted?

Ann Morgan | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

The next time you take a road trip, remember to thank those who thought creatively about conservation and the connection between people and nature.