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Energy Dominance Misses the Mark, Damages Our Wild Public Lands

This week, Acting Secretary David Bernhardt begins confirmation hearings to officially take over the top job at the Department of the Interior, the agency responsible for stewarding our country’s wild …

Changes to Conservation Plans Imperil the Greater Sage-Grouse

Stretching across the western United States, an immense sagebrush sea provides a home for some 350 different plant and animal species, including mule deer, golden eagles, antelope and elk.  The …

Polar bear and cub

2019 Wildlife Conservation Priorities Poll

As 2019 approaches, we are mounting campaigns to address the imminent challenges facing countless wildlife—from hummingbirds in backyard gardens to polar bears roaming the Arctic Circle. Please weigh in by …

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Congress Failed Arctic Wildlife

Yesterday, a majority in Congress voted to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s Coastal Plain to mandated oil and gas drilling. This is a spectacular but fragile ecosystem, a place …

Mule deer

European Trade Document Reveals Threat to Wildlife Habitat and Climate

Drilling Spills on Public Lands Continue to Threaten Water, Wildlife…

New Public Lands Policies Could Mean Better On-the-Ground Practices

UPDATED:Flood of `Biblical Proportions’ Leaves Behind Devastation, Pollution

There’s the devastation that we know has been unleashed by Colorado’s rains of  “of biblical proportions”—eight people presumed dead; about 1,500 homes destroyed and more than 17,000 damaged; and numerous roads …

Fracking Bill could Take the ‘Public’ Out of Federal Lands

It’s about local control, say members of Congress who want the states, not the federal government, to regulate fracking on federal lands — those public lands that belong to all Americans. The House …

Bearded Seal

Clock Ticks Down for Arctic Marine Life as Shell Oil Rig Heads to Sea

This week a Shell Oil Co. drilling rig, the Kulluk, headed towards the Beaufort Sea off Alaska’s northern coast to begin drilling operations.  This flagship effort to open up Arctic waters to …

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