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[1THING] Blog: Archive for December, 2016

[ Commitment to preserving Native American culture and treasured lands recognized by designation of Bears Ears and Gold Butte national monuments ]

Jennifer Dickson

President Obama acted on the urging of several Native American tribes and their supporters by designating national monuments in Nevada and Utah. This action followed years of public demand for better protections and the growing threats from looting, vandalism and theft.


[ America needs critical energy data in a “post-fact” world: 2 quick examples ]

As climate scientists rush to save critical data before the Trump administration takes over, there is growing concern that other government datasets could also be imperiled.


[ Mitigation: Balancing energy development and conservation to protect our wildlands ]

The Bureau of Land Management published its final mitigation handbook on December 23, setting industry-wide standards for both avoiding and offsetting damage caused to public lands from development.


[ Mitigation: Balancing energy development and conservation to protect our wildlands ]

For the first time, the federal government is implementing a set of comprehensive plans to improve the protection of land, water and wildlife that might be impacted by energy development and other projects on public lands.


[ TWS welcomes new federal guidance on mitigation ]

Tony Iallonardo

BLM policies open the door for better outcomes for conservation and responsible development


[ We’ll protect and defend the environment in 2017 – with or without President Trump ]

Only our activism can secure America's bedrock environmental laws – all of which are now under threat.


[ TransWest Express & Gateway South transmission lines: multi-state missed opportunities ]

Last week the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released final decisions for the TransWest Express and Gateway South transmission lines, giving the green light to a new 725-mile line stretching from southern Wyoming to southern Nevada (TransWest Express) and a new 400-mile line from southern Wyomi


[ Trump transition news: 4 items you may have missed ]

The latest intelligence on the president-elect’s cabinet picks.


[ Obama Gives Arctic Ocean Permanent Protection ]

Tim Woody

“With this action, President Obama would be protecting the extraordinary Arctic Ocean ecosystem while preventing an oil industry free-for-all in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas.

[ Huge: President Obama to indefinitely block new drilling in much of Arctic Ocean ]

The president is using a decades-old law to protect large stretches of the extraordinary Arctic Ocean ecosystem and underscore the nation’s commitment to fighting climate change.