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Look West 2.20.15

LAND CONSERVATION

President Obama officially designates three new National Monuments: public lands the “birthright of all Americans.”

E&E News, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post

LAND CONSERVATION

Op-ed: public lands should be protected “with all the vigor of people entrusted with something precious.”

Durango Herald

LAND CONSERVATION

In Moab, county commission supports BLM’s Master Leasing Plan for the area, reversing its previous opposition.

Moab Sun

ENERGY DEVELOPMENT

Seeking to get coal to Asian markets, Wyoming considers financing a Northwest shipping port.

Casper Star-Tribune, E&E News

LAND CONSERVATION

Utah state senator’s bill aims to settle the land seizure question once and for all.

High Country News

LAND CONSERVATION

Obama Administration: fourth graders – and their families – get free National Parks entry next fall.

USA Today, TIME

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@WstrnPriorities on Twitter


3 days ago
A riveting first-person account from @JessiJohnson89 of @artemis_nwf about how her first bow hunt turned her into a public lands advocate for life.

https://t.co/iGyLWHZZpS
4 days ago
NEW PODCAST: @JessiJohnson89 of @artemis_nwf describes how her first bowhunt turned her into a public lands activist for life.

https://t.co/jrFZxOUHgw
5 days ago
UPDATE on Rep. Mike Noel’s undisclosed land that magically got cut out of Grand Staircase-Escalante NM. Fact-check from @Western_Values:

https://t.co/JyV5Xd6C5J
5 days ago
New from @GregorZimmer: The Land & Water Conservation Fund is wildly popular with Republicans and Democrats in Montana. So why is @SecretaryZinke trying to defund it?

https://t.co/hiuJlwTozz https://t.co/QoaYYRsvXq
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