In 2016, the outdoor recreation economy and public lands conservation became wedge issues in a number of key contests.
In the wake of the Malheur standoff, Bundy-inspired bills continue to flourish in the West, supported by extremist legislators.
Protecting American lands and promoting responsible energy development are not mutually exclusive goals.
“A tree is a tree. How many more do you have to look at?”
Should state land takeover efforts move forward, Western states would be saddled with the costs of cleaning up 100,000 abandoned mines that exist on public lands today.
A new economic analysis finds the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument area in northern Arizona provides $51 million in economic benefits each year.
American taxpayers could lose more than $500 million over the next decade if Congress lifts the crude oil export ban and ignores outdated royalty rates.
CWP analysis finds the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act has more bipartisan support than any natural resources bill before Congress.
“Under a statute now over a century old, public lands must be transferred to private ownership at the request of any person who discovers minerals on them. We thus have no effective control over mining on these properties. Because the public lands belong to all Americans, this 1872 Mining Act should be repealed and replaced […]
As President Trump announced his intention to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke experienced climate change first hand on his visit to the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.
A Center for Western Priorities review of Colorado campaign finance records shows that since 2012, Anadarko Petroleum and Noble Energy have collectively spent more than $21.6 million on state political races and ballot initiatives.