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[1THING] Blog: Archive for September, 2015

[ Wilderness Society Commends BLM on New State Directors for Nevada, New Mexico and California ]

Michael Reinemer

“The Wilderness Society is glad to see these key positions being filled,” said Nada Culver, Director of The Wilderness Society’s BLM Action Center.

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[ Extreme Anti-Conservationists in Congress Sever Funding for America’s Treasured Parks ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society issued the following statement today regarding expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund, America’s most important conservation and recreation program that has enhanced and created parks and outdoor opportunities for more than 50 years:  

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[ A few members of Congress are about to erase a 50-year-old promise ]

On Sept. 30, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will expire—the shameful end of a popular, effective conservation program thanks to congressional dysfunction and radical ideology.

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[ 350.org ]

We’ve all heard the news about falsified emissions tests that rocked the world’s biggest carmaker.  What can we do?  Broaden our focus.

350.org is building a global climate movement. Their online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries.  The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.

Watch their video which clearly explains our planet’s challenge and 350’s mission without using any words, because with over 4000 languages in the world, words don’t always get the point across.  Learn more about what you can do.

 

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[ Shell loses big gamble in Arctic Ocean ]

Anastasia Greene

Shell’s announcement today that it will abandon oil exploration in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean for the foreseeable future means the state’s northern coastal villages and marine mammals will be safe from major offshore oil spills and other oil development-related impacts.

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[ Sen. Daines Supports Top-Down Forest Reform, Once Again Ignoring Montana-Based Solutions ]

Michael Reinemer

A group of sportsmen, outfitters, business owners, and conservationists are extremely disappointed in Montana Senator Steve Daines’ decision to support the Resilient Federal Forest Act of 2015.

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[ Get involved: National Public Lands Day is Saturday! ]

Organized by the non-profit National Environmental Education Foundation, National Public Lands Day falls on the last Saturday of each September.

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[ Lights About to Go Out on America’s Parks, Ballfields and Trails ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society issued the following statement in response to the pending expiration of the Land and Water Conservation Fund in exactly one week if Congress fails to act:  

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[ White House Decisions on Sage Grouse Conservation Win Praise from The Wilderness Society ]

Michael Reinemer

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[ Sage-grouse decision conserves far more than sage-grouse ]

Today, the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management released their final conservation plans for the vast sagebrush habitat in the American West, a rugged but fragile ecosystem home to some 350 wildlife species.

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