In 2016, the outdoor recreation economy and public lands conservation became wedge issues in a number of key contests.

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

In the wake of the Malheur standoff, Bundy-inspired bills continue to flourish in the West, supported by extremist legislators.

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Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Protecting American lands and promoting responsible energy development are not mutually exclusive goals.

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Thursday, March 31st, 2016

“A tree is a tree. How many more do you have to look at?”
—Ronald Reagan

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

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.

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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

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.

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Thursday, November 19th, 2015

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taxpayers could lose more than $500 million over the next decade if Congress lifts the crude oil export ban and ignores outdated royalty rates.

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015

CWP analysis finds the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act has more bipartisan support than any natural resources bill before Congress.

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

“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 Because the public lands belong to all Americans, this 1872 Mining Act should be repealed and replaced […]

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Monday, August 17th, 2015

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Coal-conomics

Navajo Generating Station, Salt River Project New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is promising to “look at everything across the board” when it comes to coal on public lands. Zinke suggested to reporters on Friday that Interior could both jump-start coal leasing and increase royalties for taxpayers. The catch, of course, is that economic fundamentals are moving […]

March 6th, 2017

Clumsy at best, irresponsible at worst

The federal hiring freeze brings chaos at Montana’s national parks and forests, public lands supporters to rally today at noon in Helena, Montana, and more.

January 30th, 2017

A monumental legacy

New CWP story map walks through the years of conservation under Obama, listen to the former Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor talk about the challenges facing public lands, and more.

January 30th, 2017