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Agency Approves Atlantic Coast Pipeline

November 20, 2017 — The Forest Service has approved a controversial natural gas pipeline that would cut across two national forests in the Appalachian Mountains. Conservationists vowed to challenge the agency’s approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, whichMore

Battle Over Wolf Creek Continues

October 16, 2017 — A three-decade battle over an upscale resort community that a Texas billionaire wants to build high in the Colorado Rockies isn’t over yet. B.J. “Red” McCombs has long sought permission to construct the massiveMore

Trump Administration Supports Devil’s Staircase Wilderness

July 26, 2017 — Guess who just came out in favor of declaring Oregon’s Devil’s Staircase an official wilderness area? Donald Trump. (Or his administration, at least.) In written testimony submitted earlier today to a Senate subcommittee, Forest Service Deputy Chief GlennMore

Feds Seek Prison Terms for Bundy Backers

July 11, 2017 — Jury selection began this week as the government tries once again to secure convictions against four men who brought assault-style rifles to a 2014 standoff between federal agents and supporters of Nevada rancher ClivenMore

Forest Service Approves Controversial Copper Mine

June 8, 2017 — A proposal to dig a $2 billion, mile-wide, half-mile-deep copper mine in southern Arizona cleared a significant hurdle yesterday when the Forest Service granted formal approval for the controversial project. Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals wantsMore

Go West, BLM?

May 16, 2017 — Two Republican lawmakers from Colorado have introduced legislation that calls for moving the Bureau of Land Management’s headquarters from the nation’s capital to a western state. Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Scott Tipton introducedMore