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[ Reintroduction of Boulder-White Clouds Bill is No Improvement for Wilderness Lovers, Wildlife; Core wildlife areas at risk from increased motorized uses under the Simpson-Risch bill ]

Michael Reinemer

The bill, jointly introduced by Rep. Simpson and Senator Jim Risch (R), eliminates important wild areas that have been recommended for wilderness protection by the U.S.

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[ 114th Congress Briefing Book ]

Feb 26, 2015

The 114th Congress faces a multitude of environmental challenges. The Wilderness Society is working the halls of power to make sure that America's wild places are part of the legislative agenda, and to make sure that lawmakers and staff are hearing both sides of the issues.

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[ Tracing the Northern Gateway: View from the East ]

Shell Oil Refinery, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Photo credit: Ann Chen

Shell Oil Refinery, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Photo: Ann Chen

Standing on the outskirts of Edmonton and looking northeast, a cluster of twinkling lights amid tall silvery smokestacks puffing out steam and smoke rises up out of the horizon.

Driving northeast towards those lights, following along the North Saskatchewan River, you will pass through the industrial city of Fort Saskatchewan, where petrochemical processing plants and bitumen upgrading facilities line the roads heading out of town. Train tracks run alongside the road and cylindrical rust stained train cars sit dormant, waiting to be filled with petrol products and sent along their way.…

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[ New Forest Service plan protects large portions of Colorado’s Thompson Divide ]

The Forest Service just released a plan that protects much of Colorado’s Thompson Divide from new oil and gas leasing. For years, this spectacular area has been threatened by oil and gas development.

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[ Obama’s Keystone veto elicits outcry—and Hollywood applause ]

Keystone XL potesters gather outside the White House in 2012. The controversial project has been in limbo for six years. (Photograph courtesy 350.org)

President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline is kicking off a new round of denunciations from critics and support from Hollywood A-listers, including Oscar winner Julianne Moore.

Obama vetoed a bill, passed by the GOP-controlled Congress Feb. 11. and delivered to the White House Tuesday afternoon, to allow a 1,179 mile pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta to Steele City, Nebraska. His veto, only the third of his presidency, came as no surprise. White House officials had indicated he would take such action on the multi-billion project.…

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