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Kate Sheppard

Democratic Congressman Wants Federal Investigation Into ALEC-Backed Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ranking member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation wants the Department of Inte...

'We Won The Battle': Nevada Cattle Ranchers Proclaim Victory Over Federal Government

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2014 | Crime

(Adds comments from Nevada governor and from expert on militias) By Jennifer Dobner BUNKERVILLE, Nev., April 12 (Reuter...

'Serious Concern' For Safety As Ranchers, Militia Protest For Land Rights

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a r...

David Lohr

Nevada Rancher Warns Land Dispute With BLM 'Could Turn Into' Next Waco

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime

Carol Bundy, the wife of a Nevada rancher locked in a tense standoff with federal rangers, warns the ongoing dispute could escalate to the point of a ...

Wild Horses -- Beauty and the Betrayers: Part Two

Pamela Glasner | Posted 03.03.2014 | 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 02.20.2014 | 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...

Days Before Casselton Oil Train Explosion, Obama Signed Bill Hastening Fracking Permits on ND Public Lands

Steve Horn | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On December 20, both chambers of the U.S. Congress passed a little-noticed bill to expedite permitting for hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") on public lands in the Bakken Shale basin, located predominantly in North Dakota.

Mendocino -- and America -- Puts Out "Welcome" Mat for Secretary Jewell

Jim Baca | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jim Baca

I hope the Secretary continues visiting with Americans who want their public lands protected - and heeding their concerns

Inspired Freedom Vanishing Art Photography Exhibit Helps to Save America's Precious Wild Horses

Zoe Helene | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
Zoe Helene

If you're traveling through or live near Tulsa, Okla., in early October, you won't want to miss Kimerlee Curyl's Freedom Vanishing, a special photography exhibition in support of America's legendary wild horses.

For The First Time Ever, No One Bids On Wyoming Coal Lease

AP | By MEAD GRUVER | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For the first time, nobody has bid on a federal coal tract offered for sale in Wyoming after the company that initially sought...

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.

The Fracking Boom: Do We Want to Leave Our Children an Industrialized Landscape?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

America has a choice to make. We can stand by and watch energy companies industrialize our beloved landscapes. Or we can create smart safeguards that hold companies accountable for pollution and put sensitive places off limits.

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?

Obama's Climate Action Plan: Natural Gas, Fracking, Methane and Mexico

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 07.01.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Is that the ultimate aim of the Obama administration? To continue to extract natural gas and risk producing methane, which will continue to contribute to global warming, even though our domestic need for it might plummet, so that it can exported?

Independent Scientists, American Public, Members of Congress and Celebrities to BLM: Reform Wild Horse Program

Suzanne Roy | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

This is a pivotal moment in the fight to save wild horses and burros in the West. Science is now firmly on the side of those who want the wild horses managed in the wild, not removed en masse from their homes on the range.

Facing National Scrutiny, BLM Struggles to Explain Wild Horse Program

Suzanne Roy | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

As the NBC story points out, even though wild horses are protected by an act of Congress, they have powerful enemies. The power of the people is what's needed now to overcome the special interests allied against America's mustangs.

Is This Federal Agency Preventing Job Growth?

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 07.09.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Leading oil industry groups said Thursday federal land managers are blocking new energy development and job creation by postponi...

Huge News For California Drilling

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 07.07.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal land managers have postponed all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October, citing budget problems and low ...

Aaron Sankin

Judge Slams Obama Administration Over Fracking In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.09.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -– A federal judge struck a major blow against fracking in California this week, ruling that the government was wrong to allow energy ...

BLM Digs in Heels Over Costly Approach to Wild Horses Despite Sequester

Suzanne Roy | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

If a budget is a statement of priorities, then what are we to make of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) recent decision to sign a $6 million contract with a company that provides helicopters for wild horse roundups while cutting back spending at the largest wild horse adoption facility in the country?

U.S. BLM Emphasizing 'Compassion And Concern' For Wild Horses

AP | SCOTT SONNER and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 04.03.2013 | Denver

RENO, Nev. -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is issuing new policy directives emphasizing "compassion and concern" for wild horses on federal land...

Contentious Horse Roundup Resumes

AP | SCOTT SONNER | Posted 01.10.2013 | Green

RENO, Nev. -- The Bureau of Land Management can resume its roundup of dozens of wild mustangs in northern Nevada, but wranglers must limit their use o...

What Happened To The Wild Horses Bought From The Gov't?

ProPublica | Dave Philipps | Posted 09.29.2012 | Denver

By Dave Philipps, ProPublica The Bureau of Land Management faced a crisis this spring. The agency protects and manages herds of wild horses tha...

Christo's 'Over The River' Project Put On Hold

AP | Posted 09.14.2012 | Denver

By ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER -- A federal judge has ruled that the artist Christo cannot begin construction of his Arkansas River project in Colorado...

Burning Man Follows The Rules

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 09.04.2012 | San Francisco

RENO, Nev. -- A year after being placed on probation for drawing too many people, the Burning Man music and arts festival attracted crowds well within...