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DeFazio Introduces Bill to Protect Devil’s Staircase

July 25, 2018 — A big thumbs up to Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio, who yesterday introduced legislation that would protect one of the most remote slices of the state’s coastal mountains from logging, mining and other development. DeFazio’sMore

FSEEE Weighs In on Ski Funding Proposal

July 24, 2018 — FSEEE Executive Director Andy Stahl is quoted extensively in a report published today on the Wyoming-based news website, WyoFile. The article is about proposed legislation in Congress that would require the Forest Service toMore

Trump Administration Launches Endangered Species Act Rollback

July 20, 2018 — The Trump administration yesterday proposed a major overhaul of the Endangered Species Act, outlining regulatory revisions that could clear the way for drilling, logging and other industrial activities in areas that provide key habitatMore

Major Expansion of Utah Ski Area Proposed

July 17, 2018 — The owners of a small ski area in Utah have grand plans for a major expansion into a wild corner of the Wasatch Range. The proposal includes construction of a 4.3-mile gondola that wouldMore

BLM Delays Offering Oil and Gas Leases in Colorado

July 13, 2018 — Officials with the Bureau of Land Management will consult with the Navajo Nation before moving forward with plans to open more than 18,000 acres to oil and gas drilling in Colorado. The agency hadMore

Trump Pardons Imprisoned Oregon Ranchers

July 10, 2018 — President Trump today pardoned two Oregon ranchers whose imprisonment sparked the 2016 armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven, were sentenced to a mandatory minimum prison termMore

Forest Service to Give Nestlé New Permit

June 28, 2018 — The Forest Service yesterday agreed to issue a new permit to Nestlé, allowing the world’s largest water-bottling company to continue to remove millions of gallons each year from a creek on California’s San BernardinoMore

Lawsuits Filed Over Minnesota Mining Proposal

June 26, 2018 — In a trio of lawsuits, businesses and conservation groups are challenging a Trump administration decision to reinstate two expired mineral leases that could clear the way for industrial copper mining on the border ofMore

House Passes Disastrous Farm Bill

June 22, 2018 — It’s back, and worse than ever. The House of Representatives yesterday approved a 2018 Farm Bill that would gut environmental laws, hamstring citizen legal challenges and open now-protected stretches of Alaska’s Tongass and ChugachMore