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Oil pumps

Talking oil and gas on public lands, and the role of small business

Posted: March 7, 2012
NRLC director, Mark Squillace, testifies before a Congressional subcommittee on opportunities for small businesses to participate in federal oil and...
Half Dome cables

Crowd control and wilderness redux at Half Dome

Posted: March 1, 2012
In the Half Dome Trail Stewardship Plan Environmental Assessment, the NPS also considers the effects of high use on visitor experience and on “...
Grand Canyon

Risks remain from uranium mining near the Grand Canyon

Posted: February 20, 2012
Despite the recent withdrawal of public lands near the Grand Canyon from uranium development, risks from current mining operations remain.
rafting colorado

Oppose CO Senate Bill 17

Posted: February 9, 2012
Natural gas wells

Air Apparent: Cutting emissions from oil & gas development

Posted: February 8, 2012
It used to be that oil and gas development happened somewhere ‘out there’ in rural areas that most of us living in the highly-populated areas of the...
Bryce Canyon NP

Proposed Alton Coal Tract Lease Draft EIS a colossal failure

Posted: January 30, 2012
Mark Squillace says that, while coal development and combustion may be a reality for the foreseeable future in this country, we do not need to...

Home, home on…a significant portion of its range

Posted: January 16, 2012
There's a change afoot for the Endangered Species Act, but its not without its opponents.
Animas River

Tribes could turn the tables on water control

Posted: January 10, 2012
It seems like every week there’s another article about the future of western water—how much we’ll have, where it will come from, and who will get it...
Smokey Bear

Open season on Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl

Posted: December 11, 2011
If what we want for our young people is an economically-sustainable future, that also features clear air, potable water and healthy ecosystems, we...
Solar array

Changing the way renewables are funded

Posted: November 15, 2011
While the factors surrounding the demise are intriguing, they are not particularly relevant to moving forward. If the responses were affirmative,...
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