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December 25, 2010 | Blog Post

A New Chance for BLM Wild Lands

One of the more frustrating tactics used repeatedly by the Bush administration in environmental matters was something we called “sue and settle.” These were cases filed against the government by states, industrial interests, or others seeking, for example, to open up wild lands to development.

June 25, 2010 | Feature

Why Protect Roadless Areas?

The almost 60 million acres of large roadless areas in our national forests are an American treasure.

May 24, 2010 | Feature

Giant Steps Needed To Permanently Protect Roadless Areas

On May 28, 2009, the Obama administration took a good first step towards protecting our national forests from logging and road building, but President Obama will need seven-league boots to complete the job -- and make good on his pledge to protect roadless areas.

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