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Look West 3.29.16

7 million Americans at risk of man-made earthquakes in 2016; USGS ranks Colorado 4th among threatened states.

Washington Post | New York Times | Vox | Scientific American | Denver Business Journal | KUNC

Editorial: Wall Street’s “retreat from King Coal” should encourage lawmakers to aid coal communities rather than attack reforms.

New York Times

National Parks offer shelter to endangered and threatened species struggling to survive.

Los Angeles Times

Colorado bill to assert state authority over national public lands echos the rhetoric of land seizure proponents.

Durango Herald

Housing experts say New Mexico’s abundant public lands draw active retirees.

Santa Fe New Mexican

Op-ed: President Obama has a record of including state, local, and tribal interests in monument designationsBears Ears would be no exception.

Salt Lake Tribune

Column: Despite claims that Utah’s sheriffs are best for the job of keeping public lands safe, some are like “bullies with a badge.”

Salt Lake Tribune

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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.

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

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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:

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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?

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Interior Secretary Zinke wants to defund a vital land conservation program he supposedly supports

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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