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[ Progress on Bipartisan Plan to Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society applauds progress toward reauthorization of the nation’s most important conservation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a 50-year-old law that has invested in parks, trails, historic sites, and ball fields in virtually every county in the U.S.

[ Despite Shell’s Major Past Difficulties, Interior Grants Final Arctic Ocean Drilling Permits ]

Tim Woody

With the issuance of the final necessary permits today, the federal government gave Royal Dutch Shell a green light to begin exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea despite the company’s many blunders during the 2012 drilling seas

[ Browns Canyon Has Earned Rightful Place Among National Monuments ]

Michael Reinemer

The following statement is from Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, regarding the celebration of Browns Canyon National Monument happening on July 18, 2015.

[ Time to clean up outdated guidelines for energy development ]

It is past time to modernize how energy is developed in this country, particularly on our shared public lands. The policies and guidelines that govern where, when and how development should occur were written decades ago.


[ Three recent victories on solar energy ]

Deployment costs keep dropping, desperate legal challenges from the dinosaur fossil fuel industry continue to be dismissed, and for the first time ever more solar energy was brought online than any other energy source.


[ Praise for Sen. Heinrich and Sen. Flake for Watershed Protection Bill to Improve Water Quality and Watershed Health ]

Michael Reinemer

This bill would provide additional tools for conserving and restoring the supply of clean water to hundreds of communities that depend on our national forests for drinking water. 

[ Wilderness Society Supports the Tennessee Wilderness Act and National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society appreciates the Committee’s attention to legislation regarding our national forests, particularly the Tennessee Wilderness Act (S. 755) and the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act (S. 1110).

[ Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds Colorado’s renewable energy standard ]

Jennifer Dickson

The following is a coalition press release from The Wilderness Society, Conservation Colorado Education Fund, Environment Colorado, Sierra Club, Earthjustice and Western Resource Advocates.


[ Bureau of Land Management Finalizes New Management Plans for Western Colorado ]

Michael Reinemer

Amidst a flurry of major land management decisions in Colorado this year, the Bureau of Land Management issued two final management plans covering nearly one million acres of public land in western Colorado.

[ Amazon Conservation Association ]

Amazon Conservation Association
Half of the Amazon rainforest could be lost by 2030. With your help, we can ensure these critical forests and their inhabitants continue to thrive.

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