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[ Solar energy on public lands: Are we where we need to be yet? ]

Three years ago, the Bureau of Land Management designated low-conflict areas for solar energy development on public lands in the Southwest through its Western Solar Plan.


[ Wilderness Society Supports California Desert and Coastal Conservation Bills ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society has issued the following statement from Dan Smuts, Senior Regional Director for California:

[ American Energy Innovation Act provides next steps to combat climate change ]

[ Energy development equals light pollution for our precious night skies ]

Though some of us grapple with a fear of the dark in our formative years, many Americans don’t truly know the meaning of the term.


[ New proposal, the California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act, is a step backward for the California Desert ]


For more than a decade, Senator Dianne Feinstein has worked with California’s desert communities to develop and advance legislation, the California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act (CDCRA), which would safeguard precious natural, recreational, cultural and historic resources.  B

[ The Land and Water Conservation Fund has expired. Now what? ]

Despite months of hard work by The Wilderness Society, our members and congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle, the Land and Water Conservation Fund officially lapsed on Sept.


[ Wilderness Society Commends BLM on New State Directors for Nevada, New Mexico and California ]

Michael Reinemer

“The Wilderness Society is glad to see these key positions being filled,” said Nada Culver, Director of The Wilderness Society’s BLM Action Center.


[ Extreme Anti-Conservationists in Congress Sever Funding for America’s Treasured Parks ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society issued the following statement today regarding expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, America’s most important conservation and recreation program that has enhanced and created parks and outdoor opportunities for more than 50 years:  


[ A few members of Congress are about to erase a 50-year-old promise ]

On Sept. 30, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will expire—the shameful end of a popular, effective conservation program thanks to congressional dysfunction and radical ideology.


[ Shell loses big gamble in Arctic Ocean ]

Anastasia Greene

Shell’s announcement today that it will abandon oil exploration in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean for the foreseeable future means the state’s northern coastal villages and marine mammals will be safe from major offshore oil spills and other oil development-related impacts.