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February 2, 2011 | Blog Post

Interior Department Ignores Coal's Link to Climate Change

In the not-too-distant past, Interior Sec. Ken Salazar issued a bold call to action for his department. With authority over hundreds of millions of acres of public lands and the vast majority of coal, oil, and gas owned by taxpayers, he stated that his department would be "taking the lead" in protecting the nation's wildlife and water from climate change, and that doing so would "require us to change how we manage the lands."

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.

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