Topic: Wilderness Act
The Wilderness Act has protected America’s wild lands for 50 years. It is now under threat by a House bill deceptively called The Sportsmen's Heritage Act. Citizens must demand the US Senate do nothing to advance its devastating provisions.
Earth Day was launched 41 years ago today by a US senator who was alarmed by the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and inspired by the student antiwar movement.
04/22/2011 12:54 pm
Western Republican lawmakers and governors object to Obama administration plans to consider whether millions of acres of federal land in the West should be protected as 'wild lands.'
03/02/2011 06:45 pm
In addition to sinking $1 billion into the failed "virtual fence," the US government has spent $2.6 billion for 650 miles of solid border. This wall doesn’t deter people – but it does defy the laws that protect the land.
02/27/2011 08:30 pm
Development or conservation? Douglas Brinkley traces the debate over Alaska's riches.
01/19/2011 06:05 am
The conservation group, made up mostly of older women, helps the US government track illegal use of public lands in the US West.
01/26/2010 10:02 am