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[ Congressional hearing should spur action to improve renewable energy permitting on public lands ]

While the subject of the hearing zeroed in on whether the Bureau of Land Management is doing enough to ensure bonds to pay for restoring project sites from renewable energy companies are up to date, it underscored the significant progress that has been made—and the key opportunities that r

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[ Report: Rising sea levels will do costly damage to national parks & other sites ]

The report, released by the Interior Department on June 23, assessed 40 national parks, monuments and other coastal sites and found that $40 billion in infrastructure and other resources was at risk due

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[ New research shows outdoor time boosts kids’ brainpower ]

Add yet another item to the long list of ways that nature helps kids: A new study of second, third and fourth graders in Spain found that more green space, especially around schools, is associated with imp

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[ Arctic Advocate Sarah James Honored for Outstanding Contribution to Protecting America’s Wild Places ]

Michael Reinemer

The award is the organization’s highest honor bestowed on one person each year who has never held public office but had a notable influence on conservation and the fostering of an American land ethic.

[ A brighter future: 3 ways to shift energy development on public lands ]

For centuries, energy development on public lands has put coal, oil and gas extraction at odds with stewardship of wildlife, wildlands and recreational opportunities.

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[ BLM seeks public comments as it considers the fate of Colorado’s recreation hotspots ]

Some of Colorado’s top spots for wilderness recreation are at stake as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) develops new management plans for the state’s public lands.

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[ The people have spoken. It’s time for the royalty rates on public lands to be modernized! ]

Now that the comment period for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on oil and gas leasing, specifically looking at royalty on production, rental payments, minimum acceptable bids, bonding requirements and civil penalty assessments has come to an en

[ Wilderness Society Opposes Anti-Conservation Policy “Riders” in the Senate Interior Appropriations Bill; Statement, June 18, 2015 ]

Michael Reinemer

The bill ignores critical funding priorities like the $11 billion backlog of needed maintenance work in the National Park Service and it shortchanges the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which has helped millions of Americans to enjoy parks and ball fields in virtually every county in the Unite

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[ Happy birthday to America’s ‘other’ national park system ]

The National Conservation Lands are considered the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) version of the national parks—iconic places that safeguard tremendous scenery, wildlife habitat and archaeol

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[ Senator Murkowski Inserts Unnecessary Policy “Rider” for the “Golden Gravel Road” in Appropriations Bill, Setting a Dangerous Precedent ]

Michael Reinemer

ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE * CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY * DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE * FRIENDS OF ALASKA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES * LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS * NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY * NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ASSOCIATION * SIERRA CLUB * THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY

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