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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...

After Six Years Of Talk, Interior Department Finally Releases New Coal Mining Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Interior issued long-awaited regulations on Thursday for protecting streams from the adverse effects of...

Michael McAuliff

Battle Over Confederate Flag Engulfs Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill to fund the Department of the Interior stalled Thursday after Republicans tried to add an amendment that would protect the Confed...

Soda Mountain Not Right for Solar

David Scott | Posted 05.21.2015 | Green
David Scott

We can do better. Millions of acres of low-conservation-value lands better suited to development have been identified by state agencies, federal agencies, and NGOs. The Department of the Interior has an opportunity in the next few weeks to act with wisdom by rejecting this project and preserving Soda Mountain's desert wonders for generations to come.

Spring Runway-Inspired Home Décor

Matthew Meisner | Posted 06.05.2015 | HuffPost Home
Matthew Meisner

From the international runways of New York, Paris and Milan we've compiled five spring runway-inspired looks for your home.

It's Time to Take Arctic Drilling Off the Table

Cindy Shogan | Posted 06.04.2015 | Green
Cindy Shogan

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of the Interior swung the door wide open to drilling in the remote waters of the iconic Arctic Ocean when it announced that it was reaffirming controversial Bush-era leases for the Chukchi Sea - a lease sale referred to as Lease Sale 193.

'Green News Report' - March 19, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.19.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com.

'Green News Report' -- January 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Hits, misses and hype in a not-so-historic Blizzard 2015!; The influenc...

Leaving a Downstream Legacy

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

Sierra Club recognizes that a 21st-century environmental movement depends on getting kids and communities unplugged and outside.

No One Left Behind in Coal Country

William S. Becker | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green
William S. Becker

What should the Obama administration do to ensure that the transition in coal country is as fair as possible?

Kate Sheppard

The Secretary Of The Interior Lays Out What's Most Frustrating About Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has faced an uphill battle in Washington as she tries to implement her ambitious agenda. In February, she went snowsho...

Wild Horses -- Beauty and the Betrayers: Part Two

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Pamela Glasner

As I have said previously, the wild horses of America's eleven western states are caught in a battle of competing interests for the land on which they...

Wild Horses - Beauty and the Betrayers (Part One)

Pamela Glasner | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Pamela Glasner

Would you be surprised to learn we still have herds of wild horses roaming the American countryside? I guess I've always known it, but it's not somet...

Protecting Pristine Lands for Future Generations

Dan Chu | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

Last week my wife and I drove up the legendary Highway One on the California coast. Our destination was somewhere about 100 miles north of San Francisco, planted on the windswept bluffs perched above the ocean.

Senator Warns Coal Sales Might Have Cost Taxpayers

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Congressional investigators have found problems with federal coal sales that might have cost taxpayers $200 million or more i...

Obama Must Do What Congress Won't: Protect Our Iconic Public Lands

Ann Morgan | Posted 03.31.2014 | Denver
Ann Morgan

In the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said he would use his authority to protect more pristine federal lands. This was a welcome statement given Congress' failure to protect these important public lands.

Kate Sheppard

Democrats Push Interior Department To Take Action, Protect New Land

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– A group of 109 Democratic House members is urging the Obama administration to use its executive authority to protect new public land. ...

"WE NEED the tonic of wildness."

Suzanne Roy | Posted 02.17.2014 | Green
Suzanne Roy

If this trajectory continues, few, if any, truly wild, free-roaming horses will exist in the coming decades.

High Court Rejects Oil Spill Contempt Case

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Dec 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department will not be held in contempt over its actions in the af...

Secretary Jewell to Congress: Protect Our Lands -- Or President Obama Will

Gene Karpinski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Just as the government shutdowns in the 1990s did, this year's shutdown highlighted the extent to which Americans treasure our parks for the recreation they provide and the stories they tell about our society.

Kate Sheppard

Interior Secretary Jewell Dings Congress For Failure To Fund Conservation Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In her first big public address since taking office, Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell laid out a vision for expanding conse...

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Review Misses Key Impacts Of Keystone XL, Interior Department Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

The Department of Interior has expressed concerns that the State Department is ignoring the potential impact the proposed Keystone XL pipeline could h...

Video Contrasts Obama Climate Speech with Planned Coal Leases on Public Lands

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Not only is the U.S. taxpayer getting fleeced by the coal industry in these leases, but reckless auctioning off of public lands for fossil fuel extraction greatly undermines the president's stated commitment to address climate change in the waning days of his second term.

BLM Roundup to "Save" Wild Horses Kills Three Wild Horses

Suzanne Roy | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

We're still hopeful Secretary Jewell will implement the needed reform, and we stand ready to work with her to turn around this government program that wastes taxpayer money and costs wild horses their freedom and sometimes their lives.

BLM Continues "Business as Usual" for Wild Horse Program 50 Days After Independent Report Urges New Course

Suzanne Roy | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

In the pubic relations world, late Friday afternoon is the time to release bad news. And the BLM's announcement is bad news indeed for wild horses and American taxpayers. Why?