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Proposed legislation could reduce wasted energy resources on public lands

Led by Congressmen Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Alan Lowenthal of California, this legislation would stop the practice of venting and flar

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Financial investment in power line studies for the southwest could protect wildlands and advance clean energy

Though the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has made progress in improving transmission corridors, the lack of money for studies and public outreach has been a barrier.

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Coal Listening Session Kickoff in DC Validates the Need for Reform

On Wednesday, July 29, the Bureau of Land Management kicked off their listening sessions to hear local community input about reforming the federal coal leasing program - marking an opportunity for modernizing an outdated program.

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Jul 29, 2015

  

3 Reasons Your Farmers Market Rocks

3 Reasons Your Farmers Market Rocks

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Photo: Erica Flock

 

Guest post by Robert Connelly, Manager of Membership & Special Gifts at American Farmland Trust

I haven’t always been a farmers marketeer.

Growing up in North Carolina my family never really went to the farmers market.

In fact, I remember as a kid thinking it was kind of odd that our neighbors, The Andersons, went every Saturday morning.

Looking back, I realize that the Anderson family was on to something amazing....

Fate of Boulder-White Clouds Rests with U.S. Senate
Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society released the following statement regarding passage of Rep. Mike Simpson’s bill to protect the Boulder-White Cloud mountains out of the U.S. House of Representatives:

Five New American Rail-Trails

Five New American Rail-Trails

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Courtesy City of Pickens

 

Guest post by Amy Kapp, Editor-in-Chief, Rails to Trails magazineEarthShare member Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines and connecting corridors. 

 

When the rail-trail movement was in its infancy in the mid-1980s, there were approximately 250 miles of open rail-trails. Today, there are more than 22,000 miles, and more than 8,000 miles of projects are waiting to be built....

Boulder-White Clouds bill passes House; permanent protection near?

The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID), would designate more than 275,000 acres of snowy peaks and gorgeous lake-filled terrain as wilderness in the Boulder-White Cloud Mountains, one of the largest intact roadless areas in the country that lacks permanent protection.

How Congress can make sure clean energy development is smart from the start

Clean energy development is happening faster than ever with solar representing over 50 percent of all new energy brought online in Q1 2015.

Progress on Bipartisan Plan to Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society applauds progress toward reauthorization of the nation’s most important conservation program, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a 50-year-old law that has invested in parks, trails, historic sites, and ball fields in virtually every county in the U.S.



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