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[1THING] Blog: Archive for June, 2014

[ BLM’s solar energy auction marks progress after years of fossil fuel production ]

The BLM auctioned a total of 3,000 acres in Nevada’s Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone to three companies, marking the agency’s first successful auction of solar energy development on public lands.  Potential solar

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[ Lifetime Achievement Awards to Reps. George Miller, Jim Moran and Rush Holt ]

Michael Reinemer

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[ Video: baby beaver stumbles upon kayaking author ]

Its not every day that one can encounter a nocturnal, semi-aquatic beaver. Which is why an encounter with a baby beaver is even more remarkable.

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[ In this setting, vets can write what they feel ]

This op-ed, by The Wilderness Society’s Arizona state director Mike Quigley and Veterans Writing Project founder Ron Capps, is cross-posted from Stars & Stripes.

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[ Yosemite celebrates 150 years of protection ]

On June 30, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln signed America’s first land protection law. The Yosemite Grant protected areas in Yosemite Valley “for public use, resort, and recreation.”

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[ Lander BLM will protect important trail corridors and better balance energy development ]

Neil Shader

After years of public input the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a Record of Decision and final Resource Management Plan for the Lander field office that shows continued progress toward more balanced planning and management.

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[ Congressmen Moran, Miller and Holt awarded for conservation leadership ]

GO Week 2014 drew to a close with a ceremony on Capitol Hill honoring three conservation champions who are preparing to retire from Congress with the Great Outdoors Week Lifetime Achievement Award.

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[ Great Outdoors America Week 2014 comes to a close ]

During GO Week (June 23-26), The Wilderness Society partnered with other conservation groups to remind the nation’s leaders how much Americans care about the great outdoors.

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[ U.S. Oil Export Decision Opens New Potential Gateway for Industry ]

A subtle clarification on oil export policy might have major implications for producers in Texas.

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[ America’s Climate Action Plan: A year in review – and what’s ahead ]

The one year anniversary of the unveiling of America’s historic Climate Action Plan is upon us. Measuring how far we have come in meeting the goals outlined in the plan and the work yet to be done is as important as the plan itself.

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