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[ Sample Letter to IRA Adminstrator DOC ]

Apr 29, 2016

Sample Letter to IRA Adminstrator DOC

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[ Study identifies wildest corridors between key protected areas in U.S. ]

Michael Reinemer

Development of natural areas in the United States, coupled with expected changes in climate, have increased the importance of migration corridors that connect protected natural areas.

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[ Report: Proposed BLM methane waste rule will increase production, revenue in New Mexico’s San Juan Basin ]

Sarah Graddy

An analysis of more than 8,700 low-producing natural gas wells in two counties in the San Juan Basin, San Juan and Rio Arriba, determined that BLM’s rule will have little to no negative impact on these marginal wells.

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[ Sage-grouse are in peril again as dangerous bill hitches ride to NDAA ]

Last fall, the Department of the Interior finalized conservation plans for western states encompassing the iconic western sagebrush.

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[ Thank you for speaking up to stop methane pollution on public lands! ]

By the time the public comment period ended on April 22, over 12,000 Wilderness Society supporters had submitted comments applauding a new rule that addressed natural gas waste on public lands—waste that is

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Green Tip of the Season

As we gear up for fall & winter, people begin to prepare for the impending snow and ice by buying rock salts to melt ice away from driveways and sidewalks.  In the United States alone, over 20 million tons of salts are tossed on the road each winter, more than 13 times the amount used by the ENTIRE food processing industry and while effective, salt can be very damaging and expensive to remove.  Not only can the salt cause rust on cars, it can also create runoff which can kill plants, seep into streams & drinking water, and also cause damage to lawns & roads over time.  Try to use more environmentally friendly alternatives such as calcium chloride, sand, or cat litter to melt away snow and ice.  They are just as effective as road salt and do not have a negative impact on the environment as salt can. 

Monthly Poll

What do you think is the best way to use fall leaves in your yard?

Pile them up to use as compost
Mow them down to use as mulch
Use them for fall decorations and craft projects
Bag them (whole or broken down) to use as a weed barrier in the spring