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[ Utah lands bill a missed opportunity ]

Jennifer Dickson

The 2016 Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI) draft released by Utah Representative Rob Bishop fails to provide adequate protections for scenic public lands in the state, would undermine bedrock environmental laws and threatens to despoil key public lands. 

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[ Plan for Utah’s public lands is a missed opportunity ]

The Public Lands Initiative (PLI) was released by Rep. Bishop, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee and a frequent opponent of conservation, on Jan. 20.

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[ Renewable energy reforms must be finalized this year ]

For centuries, coal, oil and gas has dominated energy development on public lands. The results have been significant pollution and a checkered history of leasing decisions putting development at odds with the stewardship of wildlife, wildlands and recreational opportunities.

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[ Modernizing oil and gas ]

Modernizing oil and gas

Much of the oil and gas produced in America comes from wildlands overseen by the federal government under outdated policies and guidance.

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[ Advancing clean energy ]

Advancing clean energy

America’s public lands will continue to play an important role in fighting climate change and the transition to cleaner, renewable energy like wind and solar, but wildlands suffer when energy isn't developed in smart ways and in appropriate places.

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[ Historic step pauses coal leasing on public lands ]

On Jan.

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[ Methane Waste on Public Lands ]

Jan 15, 2016

Methane Waste on Public Lands – Factsheet

[ The Wilderness Society’s reaction to Secretary Jewell’s announcement today on reforming the federal coal program ]

Anastasia Greene

“Today, Secretary Jewell answered a call to action from communities across the nation by taking the first meaningful steps in a generation to fix a broken federal coal program.

[ Wilderness Society Statement on President’s State of the Union Address: Focus on Climate, Energy, Public Lands ]

Michael Reinemer

President Obama has done more for climate than any other president in history, and tonight he signaled his intention to align decisions about energy development on our shared lands with the nation’s climate goals to ensure America’s public resources are part of the solution.

[ State of the Wild 2016: What we need to achieve this year ]

In 2015, we celebrated a number of major conservation victories while continuing to combat a small group of ideological opponents to public land protection.

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