Progress report: President Biden’s second year on public lands

The good, the bad, and the time bomb As President Joe Biden reaches the halfway point of his first term, the Center for Western Priorities is taking stock of his track record on public lands. As we did last year, this is a progress report, rather than a report card, since much of the president’s environmental […]

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Progress report: President Biden’s second year on public lands

The Biden administration must dramatically accelerate its land protection and rulemaking efforts if the president hopes to campaign on or leave a lasting legacy on America’s public lands in 2024.

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Conservation action can win over the media and the public

A new report from the Center for American Progress and the Center for Western Priorities highlights the consistent popularity of conservation Between the Inflation Reduction Act’s landmark action to confront the climate crisis; the CHIPS and Science Act’s unprecedented strengthening of American manufacturing, supply chains, and national security; and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s […]

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The Antiquities Act and America’s national monuments: Frequently Asked Questions

Over the last week, America’s national monuments and the Antiquities Act have been in the news thanks to elected officials in Colorado asking President Biden to invoke the Antiquities Act and other executive powers to protect lands that are part of the CORE Act, which is stalled in Congress despite near-universal support in the state. […]

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Cutting the Public Out of Public Lands

Analysis shows overwhelming opposition to major Interior Department policy changes Under the Trump administration, the Interior Department has suppressed public involvement and input in management decisions impacting public lands, wildlife, and energy development. In nearly every step of the planning process, the public has been cut out, while extractive industries have been welcomed with open […]

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