public lands

Let’s Go Slow on Oil Shale

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 …

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

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 …

Make a Statemant for Public Lands

Covering almost one-third of the nation, America’s public lands are some of the last and best habitat for wildlife. If you’re like me and value the beauty of public lands, …

Congress Passes Historic Plan to Protect America’s Public Lands

Congress has passed the Omnibus Public Lands Bill that will designate more than 2 million acres of wilderness in nine states and establish three new national park units, a new …

A ‘Land’mark Victory for Conservation!

Thanks to the tens of thousands of messages many of you helped get to our legislators over the past few weeks, last week Congress passed the Omnibus Public Lands Management …

A Second Chance for Millions of Acres of Public Lands

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 …

Important Vote this Week–Help Secure 2 Million Acres of Public Lands

The past month has been huge for our public lands! In early January, the U.S. Senate passed sweeping legislation to provide historic protections for millions of acres of America’s cherished …

Finally! A Victory for Public Lands!

We’ve waited a long time for a significant victory for our public lands… Over the last five years, it’s been one thing after another threatening to take the character and …

Video: What’s Happening To Our Public Lands

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 …

Why Developing Oil Shale Gets Us Nowhere

New Proposed Fuel Source Increases Threat to Wildlife, Public Lands and Water Drilling for oil and natural gas, and mining for coal, has already taken a dramatic toll on our …

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