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[1THING] Blog: Archive for January, 2015

[ Forest Service Planning Directives Reflect Thoughtful Collaboration ]

Anastasia Greene

The Wilderness Society commends the U.S. Forest Service for completing directives to implement the 2012 National Forest Planning Rule.

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[ Senate Debate on Land and Water Conservation Fund Shows Strong Bipartisan Support for Public Lands ]

Anonymous

The Wilderness Society released the following statement today regarding a close vote on a conservation amendment (S.A.

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[ Cleanup of Yellowstone’s Icy Oil Spill Offers Cautionary Tales ]

The Yellowstone River’s oil spill was the first in U.S. frozen water in two-plus decades.

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[ What?! Yahoo! list of “worst national parks” makes no sense ]

This week, Yahoo! named five of our American treasures on a  “Nation’s Worst National Parks” list

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[ Forest Service rule on snow vehicles may help restore balance in the backcountry ]

For decades, the Forest Service has disregarded its legal responsibility to manage snowmobiles sustainably. In 2013, a federal court ruled that the Forest Service was violating an executive order on off-road vehicle management and ordered the agency to fix this violation.

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[ Oil Spills Into Yellowstone River, Possibly Polluting Drinking Water ]

The Yellowstone River oil spill raises drinking water alarms but is unlikely to affect Yellowstone National Park.

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[ Action needed: Tell Congress to vote NO on blocking new national parks ]

Three new measures (S. Amendment 132, S.228, and H.R.330) could gut the Antiquities Act, which has been used on a bipartisan basis by presidents to protect natural and historic landmarks for over a century.

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[ Amendments to Roll Back Land Protections Soundly Defeated ]

Emily Linroth

Today, several measures aimed to roll back protections on our nation’s public lands were defeated in the Senate as part of the Keystone XL Pipeline bill.

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[ What’s Behind U.S. Plan to Open Atlantic to Offshore Drilling? ]

U.S. proposal could allow unprecedented oil and gas drilling off the Atlantic coast.

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[ Forest Service Rule on Over-Snow Vehicles Is a Positive Step; May Help Restore Balance to the Backcountry ]

Michael Reinemer

The agency rule was issued after a federal court ruled in 2013 that the Forest Service was in violation of an executive order on off-road vehicle management. The statement from The Wilderness Society follows:

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