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[ Playing the “long game” means protecting the Arctic Ocean from oil spills, reducing climate change ]

Playing the “long game” means protecting the Arctic Ocean from oil spills, reducing climate change

Tim Woody Sep 30, 2016 ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Gov. Bill Walker, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack met this week with senior members of the Obama administration, urging them to keep the Arctic Ocean in the upcoming final version of the 2017-2022 federal offshore leasing program.

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[ Legal arguments for state takeover of public lands are losers in the courts, says report from Western Attorneys General ]

Legal arguments for state takeover of public lands are losers in the courts, says report from Western Attorneys General

Michael Reinemer Sep 30, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC

As reported in an AP story today, a report recently adopted by the Public Lands Subcommittee of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) shows there is little legal b

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[ Westerners overwhelmingly support commonsense coal reform ]

Westerners overwhelmingly support commonsense coal reform

Caroline Mosley Sep 30, 2016 Washington, D.C.

Yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that they had received hundreds of thousands of public comments from Westerners in support of federal coal leasing reform.

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[ 7 Tips to Fight Plastic Pollution ]

7 Tips to Fight Plastic Pollution

2827946168_a19a825235_o thebittenword.com

 

Enormous gyres made up of plastic “soup” have been found in all our oceans. The infamous North Pacific Gyre, also known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, covers an area twice the size of Texas! Meanwhile, plastic chemicals like BPA are endocrine disruptors and, when ingested over time, can cause cancer, birth defects, and behavior problems.

All this plastic is wreaking havoc on our health and environment. Here are some tips from EarthShare members on fighting back against plastic pollution:

Support Bag Fees and Bans.

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[ BLM chooses smart planning in Tres Rios ]

BLM chooses smart planning in Tres Rios

Anastasia Greene Sep 27, 2016 Denver, CO

On Monday, September 26, the Colorado Bureau of Land Management state office announced that it will be pursuing a master leasing plan in Southwest Colorado.

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