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[ Take action: help protect bighorn sheep in Idaho ]

The BLM has proposed removing domestic sheep from Idaho’s Salmon River watershed in order to prevent them from transmitting diseases to bighorns–a threat that has ravaged popul

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[ Oklahoma Grapples With Earthquake Spike—And Evidence of Industry’s Role ]

Oklahomans and local officials are trying to understand and react to a spate of earthquakes linked to the energy industry.

[ Wilderness Legislation Clears House Committee Hurdle ]

cate tanenbaum

Wilderness Society applauds House for moving beyond ‘gridlock’ but says new amendments lead legislation astray

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[ Washington, Nevada wilderness protections in House bills now under consideration ]

Two bills marked up by the House Natural Resources Committee on July 30 would protect land in Nevada’s Pine Grove Hills and Pine Forest Range and near Washington’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness

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[ Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan’s “Door to Hell” ]

Go along with explorer George Kourounis as he becomes the first person known to venture into Turkmenistan’s fiery, gas-fueled Darvaza Crater.

[ The Wilderness Society supports commonsense renewable energy from federal lands ]

Neil Shader

The following statement can be attributed to Chase Huntley, senior government relation director for The Wilderness Society. Chase was invited to testify before the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on H.R. 596 and H.R. 1363.

[ Bill to speed federal-state land swaps helps conservation and education ]

Neil Shader

The first is the “Advancing Conservation and Education Act of 2014,” from Rep. Rob Bishop (Utah) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (Oregon), which would expedite transfers of land between states and federal agencies.

[ Paying Back the Land: What others are saying about the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act ]

One way to do this – and increase the amount of clean, renewable energy coming from these lands is through a bill called the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act.

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[ Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act testimony from Chase Huntley ]

Jul 29, 2014

Testimony delivered by The Wilderness Society's Chase Huntley to the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

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[ “Win-win” bill allows land swaps to benefit conservation and local economies ]

The legislation, H.R.4901, would help complete and preserve federally-protected areas by easing the process of swapping state-controlled areas within national parks and wilderness areas.

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