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Look West 9.9.15

Forest fires consume more and more of the Forest Service’s budget as we approach the costliest wildfire season on record.

USA Today

With an estimated 500,000 abandoned mines nationwide, clean-up is a “mammoth remediation task.”

Santa Fe New Mexican

As market trends force a move away from coal, coal dependent communities hope to build resilience in a time of transition.

Montana Public Radio

California’s proposed Sand to Snow National Monument gains momentum on the ground.

Desert Sun

High-severity fires in the Northwest will make ecosystem recovery longer and more difficult.

E&E News

Op-ed: LWCF supports “the backbone of our recreation economy – from backyard to backcountry public lands and waters.”

Charlotte Observer

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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.
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NEW PODCAST: @JessiJohnson89 of @artemis_nwf describes how her first bowhunt turned her into a public lands activist for life.
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UPDATE on Rep. Mike Noel’s undisclosed land that magically got cut out of Grand Staircase-Escalante NM. Fact-check from @Western_Values:
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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?
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Interior Secretary Zinke wants to defund a vital land conservation program he supposedly supports

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has turned his back on Montana, a state he represented in Congress until last year. The...

February 15th, 2018

In their own words: Interior Department admits it’s helping oil and gas companies at the expense of taxpayers, clean air

At the direction of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the Bureau of Land Management has announced it will effectively eliminate a...

February 15th, 2018

Trump’s “Energy Dominance” Reality Check

The fact is, U.S. oil production hit new heights during the Obama administration. Same with natural gas. The Trump administration’s...

February 8th, 2018