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Greenpeace Report: Obama Exporting Climate Change by Exporting Coal

Steve Horn | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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.

Heather Zichal, Former Obama Energy Aide, Named to Board of Fracked Gas Exports Giant Cheniere

Steve Horn | Posted 06.20.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogHeather Zichal, former Obama White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, may soon walk ou...

Time to Smack Down Trespassing Vigilantes and Thugs

Mark Boslough | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Mark Boslough

Unfortunately, there is a dangerous and growing movement spawned by greedy welfare ranchers and motorized recreation industries to grab public treasure for their own gain.

REPORT: Feds Failed To Inspect High Risk Oil Wells

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has failed to inspect thousands of oil and gas wells it considers potentially high risks for water contamination an...

Cliven Bundy's Clan Warns 'It's Criminal Complaint Time' Against The Feds

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his followers began their latest step against the feds on Friday. In a Thursday Facebook note, the Bundy Ranch decl...

Liberty for Whom?

Garett Reppenhagen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Garett Reppenhagen

Those public lands where Cliven Bundy has been illegally grazing his cattle are parks and public lands that belong to every American. And he's profiting while at it -- fattening his cattle for free on our public lands.

Rancher Versus the Feds

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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 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...

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 ...