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Are mine reclamation laws envforceable?

A Washington mine owner argues that a mine can be left idle forever.

Read: The feds tried to make an example of a small Washington coal mine. It didn’t work. (The feds tried to make an example of a small Washington coal mine. It didn’t work.) — High Country News – Know the West

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Tom Udall: It’s past time we confront the climate and nature crises

“Go well, do well, my children. Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.”

Read: Tom Udall: It’s past time we confront the climate and nature crises — High Country News – Know the West

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Energy Companies Have a Great Friend At Trump’s Interior Department: Their Former Lobbyist

What does it mean to have a lobbyist in control of our public lands?

Read: Energy Companies Have a Great Friend At Trump’s Interior Department: Their Former Lobbyist – Mother Jones

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Conservation groups prioritize permanent protections, environmental law in Clark County lands bill

Nevada has a history of horse-trading land to balance conservation and development. How will the prized desert around Las Vegas be divided?

Source: Conservation groups prioritize permanent protections, environmental law in Clark County lands bill

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Proponent of Public Land Sell Offs Will Continue to Lead BLM

Photo credit: Leslie Kehmeier, via BLM Flickr

Has William Perry Pendley tried to sell your favorite public lands?

Read: Proponent of Public Land Sell Offs Will Continue to Lead BLM

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The North American Model, Explained

Too often we take for granted what Roosevelt and generations of conservation-minded leaders have left us: a system of public lands that is unparalleled in all the world; the best-managed fish and wildlife populations of any nation; and the ability for all Americans to hunt and fish, regardless of class or economic status.

Read: The North American Model, Explained | Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

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When wildlife safety turns into fierce political debate (Crossing to Safety)

Why would a community experiencing many wildlife collisions reject wildlife crossing projects? The voters of Island Sky, Idaho will tell you.

Read: When wildlife safety turns into fierce political debate (Crossing to Safety) — High Country News – Know the West

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NEPA transformed federal land management — and has fallen short

How did the National Environmental Policy Act come to pass, and how has it changed?

Read: NEPA transformed federal land management — and has fallen short — High Country News – Know the West

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The Roadless Rule and the Tongass National Forest

Photo by  U.S. Forest Service

Photo by U.S. Forest Service

Why are outdoorists concerned about the Roadless Rule in Tongass National Forest in Alaska, and what are they doing about it?

Link: The Roadless Rule and the Tongass National Forest

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14 MILLION Acres – and that’s just the beginning — Outdoor Alliance

What was accomplished by outdoorists in 2019 to protect and conserve their habitat? The Outdoor Alliance sums it up.

Link: 14 MILLION Acres – and that’s just the beginning — Outdoor Alliance