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Feds ‘Strongly’ Oppose Chaffetz Bill to Sell Public Lands

Western Lands and the BLM testified against a bill that would sell off more than 3 million acres of public land

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Western Lands Testimony Opposing Land Disposal Bill

HR 1126 would order the sale of more than 3 million acres of “excess” federal land and send the proceeds to the General Treasury. Western Lands testified against the bill in October 2011.

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Study-Land Trade Could Cost County

Houston Chronicle, August 24, 2011

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Invasive Solar Energy

Salt Lake Tribune, July 11, 2011

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Solar Energy Plans Pit Green vs. Green

USA Today, June 2, 2011

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Summer 2011 Newsletter

Wrong Sites for Solar

Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2011

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Myths About Large-Scale Solar Threaten Public Lands

Renewable Energy World, April 26, 2011

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Solar: California’s new gold rush

The Desert Sun, April 24, 2011

Green energy offers the prospect of an economic boon, but some worry environmental, cultural cost is too high

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Go big or go home

Colorado Independent, April 7, 2011

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Let the Interior Department know how you feel about Public Lands Solar

Why on earth are we targeting millions of acres of undeveloped public land for Big Solar? Read our Solar Done Right coalition’s report,”Wrong from the Start,” which outlines the flaws in Interior’s plan, and the sane alternatives that could bring us faster, less damaging renewable energy. You can send your own comments to the government and use these talking points to guide you.

BLM Rejects M3 Land Exchange

Here’s a good write-up by Kootenai Environmental Alliance on a bad Idaho land trade proposal the BLM has wisely decided not to consider. Western Lands staff attorney Chris Krupp has been monitoring the proposal, and we’re relieved to see it vaporize. Thanks to KEA, a great grassroots group, for the explication.

Yurok seek land for a tribal park on the North Coast

Los Angeles Times, December 26, 2010

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Biologists scour Mojave in desert tortoise roundup

Los Angeles Times, October 9, 2010

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Bear Ranch Land Exchange

KVNF Paonia Public Radio, August 26, 2010

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Our Latest Newsletter

Western Lands Update, Volume 19, Number 2

Including:

Blaeloch in the New York Times • Protecting the desert in southwest Utah • Boulder-White Clouds wilderness • US Army helicopter training in Wilderness

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