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100,000 Acres for Wild Bighorns

9/22/2014 // By Jane Kirchner

Scores of wild bighorn sheep across the Northern Rockies are catching a devastating disease and dying within a few days or weeks. The bighorns are contracting deadly pneumonia from domesticated sheep that are grazing in important wildlife corridors and key […] Read more >

Solar Plant in Colorado Will Generate New Jobs

8/5/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

A new solar plant in Colorado is generating power and 200 new jobs. Amy Lou Jenkins at Examiner.com reports: “Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar visted the High-Tech Solar Panel Plant in Longmont, CO to call attention to a reinvigorated U.S. high-tech […] Read more >

U.S. Government Maps Best Solar Regions

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The need for alternative energy could redefine the American landscape including how it is mapped and ultimately managed. CNet News: GreenTech reports: “The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with the Department of Energy, this week released six maps […] Read more >

Let’s Go Slow on Oil Shale

6/15/2009 // By Lisa Eadens

Underneath a 1,300 square mile area along the T-shaped border of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming lies more estimated oil–in the form of oil shale–than all the oil in of Saudi Arabia. It seems perfect that we have all the oil […] Read more >

In the West it’s Cookin and It Ain’t Good Lookin

5/27/2009 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

In Western states, land is literally being cooked to extract oil. Long avoided due to its intense water and energy demands, industries are starting to look at oil shale development to meet America’s domestic energy needs. However, this growing interest […] Read more >

A Second Chance for Millions of Acres of Public Lands

3/17/2009 // By Shreema Mehta

Last week, I visited Piney Point Park in Maryland. It was cold and a little rainy, but it was also truly memorable to see bald cypress trees whose roots grew above ground and tiny little Carolina chickadees. Wilderness areas like […] Read more >

Video: What’s Happening To Our Public Lands

10/15/2008 // By Shreema Mehta

We can read report after report on how dirty energy development threatens wildlife across the West–but sometimes it helps to see it for ourselves. That’s why I want to encourage you to check out these new short videos from National […] Read more >

For People and Wildlife, There’s Only One Answer to Secure Our Energy Future

9/14/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

In the coming days, Congress begins voting on a new set of energy bills that if passed will be detrimental for wildlife and the natural resources we all depend on. The new package of energy legislation under consideration has come […] Read more >

Enough Already With All the Fossil Foolery

7/17/2008 // By Dominique Burgunder-Johnson

New Offshore Drilling Won’t Dig Us Out of the Hole So, big oil and friends are at it again: doing what they can to keep us hooked on fossil fuels for as long as possible. President Bush’s announcement on Monday […] Read more >