The following statement on the BLM’s White River RMP Amendment can be attributed to Nada Culver, Senior Director of Agency Policy and Planning for The Wilderness Society.
The U.S. Senate is debating its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution, a process that will include amendments affecting important programs that support forests, parks and conservation priorities.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is mapping the windiest public lands as it searches for the best places for wind energy development.
Comments from The Wilderness Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, and others submitted to the Bureau of Land Management regarding proposed rules for leasing land for wind and solar energy projects on federal lands.
On March 17, 2015, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell addressed a packed house with a bold agenda for energy development on public lands for the next two years. This agenda focuses on locking in critical reforms that help protect wildlands, clean air, and clean water.
[ CAP, The Wilderness Society Call on Obama Administration to Account for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fossil Fuels Extracted from America’s Public Lands and Waters ]
Greenhouse gas, or GHG, emissions from the oil, gas, and coal extracted on federal lands and waters account for more than 20 percent of all U.S. GHG emissions and 24 percent of all U.S.
Since its approval by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, the Antiquities Act has been used on a bipartisan basis by 16 presidents, serving as an important contingency plan for when Congress is unable to act swiftly to protect public lands.
[ Statement from The Wilderness Society Opposing Cuts Proposed by House and Senate Budget Committees ]
At the same time these cuts would diminish access to these public lands for all Americans.
[ A blind spot in the plan to reduce emissions is slowing progress in the fight against climate change ]
A recent independent analysis uncovered a void in the nation’s efforts to address global climate change: currently no plan exists to account for and manage greenhouse gas emissions created by energy development on public lands.
Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s speech today at the Center for Strategic International Engagement laid out a strong agenda to strengthen our economy while maintaining a focus on conservation.