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This Land Ain't Our Land

Carl Safina | Posted 02.12.2016 | Impact
Carl Safina

I became an ecologist because I love the living world. I resent greedy, threatening bullies who would take from wildlife their refuge and from the Paiutes and the rest of us our sacred grounds and our children's trust.

America's Lands for the American People

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 01.28.2016 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

As a former director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) during the Clinton administration, the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by anti-government extremists has been a tragedy for me both professionally and personally.

Darkness Won

Jason A. Atkinson | Posted 01.22.2016 | Green
Jason A. Atkinson

Friday, December 16, 2015, Congress adjourned and killed fourteen years of compromise between tribes, agriculture and the dam's owners all because the...

Green News Report - January 19, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

In today's Radio Report: President Obama announces big changes for Big Coal and Big Oil on public lands; Republicans heart fracking in sixth GOP debate; finally, corporate media asks a debate question on climate Democrats

The End of an Error

Michael Brune | Posted 01.15.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

We can keep dirty coal in the ground and protect our public lands from mining and generate electricity with clean energy and give people better jobs. Thanks to today's announcement, we're that much closer to making it happen.

Dethroning Old King Coal

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 01.16.2016 | 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.

Veterans Help Save the Boundary Waters After it Saved Them

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 01.12.2016 | Impact
Garett Reppenhagen

To our military veterans, the Boundary Waters is a place where the land and country they fought for provides healing. No one better illustrates this than Erik Packard, an army veteran who served two tours in Iraq.

These Public Lands Were Made for You and Me

Jamie Rappaport Clark | Posted 01.08.2016 | Green
Jamie Rappaport Clark

As a former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who was responsible for the conservation and stewardship of the entire National Wildlife Refuge System, I am appalled by the illegal armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon.

The NYT Reportage on Government Lands Forgets a Chapter

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

The recent "occupation" of government-owned lands in Eastern Oregon by disgruntled ranchers' motivated Quoctrung Bui and Margot Sanger-Katz of the New York Times (NYT) to produce an edifying essay on January 6.

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...

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

Ann Morgan | Posted 11.13.2015 | 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.

Why We Must Continue To Protect Our Lands Of The Free

Michael Brune | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

The fate of the public lands around the Grand Canyon hangs in the balance as time ticks away on a temporary ban on new uranium mines in the area. Right now, mining companies are challenging that ban in court.

'Green News Report' - November 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koch Brothers claim they are environmental stewards; New legislation to...

Bipartisan Environmental Leaders' Message to Congress: Reauthorize Conservation Funding

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

For the first time, TNC trustees from all 50 states and both political parties will visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday to tell their legislators that they need to fix this mistake as soon as possible.

Interior Secretary Defends Fossil Fuels: 'You Can't Just Cut It Off Overnight'

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday defended fossil fuel development on public lands, as the Obama administration faces incr...

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...

Keeping Parks Public

Donald Cohen | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Donald Cohen

Our parks need more public investment, not private interests looking for their own return on investment.

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.

Outdoors for All

The Corps Network | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
The Corps Network

The idea was to protect natural places for all Americans as a counterbalance to the depletion of natural resources. Now, unless Congress reauthorizes the fund, our public lands and waters are at risk of falling even further into disrepair.

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.

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...

'Green News Report' - April 14, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.14.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another GOP climate science denier enters the 2016 race; And a non-deni...

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.

'Green News Report' - March 19, 2015

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

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