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  • Public-lands agenda turns more radical, urgent

    Rep. Richard Pombo has inserted a provision in the House budget bill that will reform United States mining law to allow for the selling off of public lands

  • One of Interior’s departed returns to D.C. (for a short while)

    Q and A with Ann Morgan, the former Colorado director of the BLM, who recently testified before Congress about the agency's push to open its lands to drilling.

  • Watch the river flow

    In western Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park wins an important water claim.

  • The BLM struggles to get ahead of oil and gas development in the West

    The BLM struggles to get ahead of oil and gas development in the West

    Master leasing plans, or MLPs, are a new tool designed to help the Bureau of Land Management better coordinate energy leasing and development in areas that may need special treatment or protection.

  • Socialism and the West

    Socialism and the West

    Despite our reflexive fear of the word "socialism," the West was built on subsidized government efforts.

  • Energy companies score massive refund checks

    A federal judge has ordered the government to buy back offshore oil and gas leases that energy companies say can’t be developed, leading some to wonder if the BLM will have to do the same with leases in potential wilderness areas

  • Time for a little outrage

    It’s time for hunters to rally on behalf of wild lands and wild animals – beginning with the bison in Yellowstone

  • Public-lands freedom fighter

    Stephen Maurer came to the West from Hungary, where he was a freedom fighter, and has devoted the past 50 years to fighting on behalf of Western public lands

  • The debate that won’t happen

    Even though the West is supposed to be a key battleground in this year’s election, so far the presidential candidates have managed to avoid addressing Western issues.

  • The healthiest landscapes are hidden

    The healthiest landscapes are hidden

    Ranchers help give refuge to wildlife, despite being an endangered species themselves.

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