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[1THING] Blog: Archive for May, 2016

[ More work to be done: BLM’s final assessment of Gateway South Transmission Line comes up short on environmental protections ]

Sarah Graddy

In response to the Bureau of Land Management’s announcement today of the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Gateway South transmission line, a 400 mile-long, 500 kV project that would run from southern Wyoming to central Utah, The Wilderness Society

[ EPA sets standards to cut methane; Let’s make BLM rule final! ]

The announcement is part of several measures the Obama administration is taking to cut methane emissions by 40 to 45

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[ Keeping U.S. Emissions in Line with Paris Agreements Is Within Sight ]

Specifically, the report outlines a path for reducing U.S. climate emissions from our shared lands to the levels necessary to keep global warming below 2o Celsius, where scientists have said many climate change-related disasters will become exponentially worse.

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[ The Wilderness Society Applauds Final EPA Methane Emissions Rule ]

Sarah Graddy

“The release of the new EPA standards is good news for reducing methane pollution from new oil and gas wells across the country,” said Josh Mantell, Carbon Management Campaign Manager.

[ New BLM 2.0 Planning Process Allows Public More Say in Local Land Use Decisions ]

The agency decides how an array of uses and resources ranging from from grazing to energy development, wildlife habitat to wilderness, hunting to off-roading, occur on these lands.

[ We want to see “Every Kid in a Park” in 2016! ]

[ Southern Appalachian Office Internship ]

Southern Appalachian Office Internship

[ California desert residents join Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, elected officials and community leaders to dedicate new national monuments ]

Max Greenberg

The Wilderness Society is pleased to join California desert residents, local elected officials, tribal representatives and community leaders dedicating the newly designated Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains National Monuments.

[ 2015 Annual Report ]

May 4, 2016

The Wilderness Society 2015 Annual Report

[ Off-road vehicle damage to public lands must stop ]

Michael Reinemer

On Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands and National Forests, the agencies are mismanaging the use of off-road vehicles (ORVs) such as dirt bikes, snowmobiles, and all-terrain vehicles, resulting in unnecessary damage to watersheds and wildlife, and conflict with other recreationists.

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