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Oil & Gas Leasing Is Off The Rails

October 12th, 2020 | by NRDC

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, the Bureau of Land Management has held 13 lease sales for drillers looking to lock up cheap oil and gas rights at the expense of U.S. taxpayers, clean air, clean water, vital wildlife habitat, and pristine wildlands

Public Lands Are Responsible For Billions In Consumer Spending, & Trump Wants To Sell Them Off

April 28th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Today, Congress is discussing the impact of the outdoor recreation industry. The meeting comes at a time when the environment faces growing threats both from climate change and the Trump Administration. President Trump has moved to open national parks to drilling, and this week he ordered the Interior Department to review monument designations with the idea of opening protected lands to farming, ranching or fossil fuel exploration.

Obama Administration Fast-Tracks 2,500 MW Wind Project in Wyoming

January 11th, 2012 | by Susan Kraemer

By far the largest wind project ever built in North America is expected to get final approvals by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) within the next few months. At 2,000 to 3,000 MW, it will dwarf anything built to date on this side of the Atlantic. This is much bigger than the Roscoe Wind Farm in Texas; the largest so far, at 781

Obama has Nearly Quadrupled Renewable Energy on Public Lands

December 31st, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

With two years of the Obama administration, almost four times as much clean energy has been put on the grid on public lands as in all the previous 40 years. All the renewable energy ever permitted on public lands totaled 1,800 MW by the end of 2008. In the last two years, the Department of the Interior has approved 6,600 MW of new projects

Solar Bill of Rights©

January 3rd, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan

This is something very interesting, and perhaps powerful, that I recently ran across. You want solar? Sign the Solar Bill [&hellip

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