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Wilderness Legislation Clears House Committee Hurdle
cate tanenbaum

Wilderness Society applauds House for moving beyond ‘gridlock’ but says new amendments lead legislation astray

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Washington, Nevada wilderness protections in House bills now under consideration

Two bills marked up by the House Natural Resources Committee on July 30 would protect land in Nevada’s Pine Grove Hills and Pine Forest Range and near Washington’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness

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Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell"

Go along with explorer George Kourounis as he becomes the first person known to venture into Turkmenistan's fiery, gas-fueled Darvaza Crater....

The Wilderness Society supports commonsense renewable energy from federal lands
Neil Shader

The following statement can be attributed to Chase Huntley, senior government relation director for The Wilderness Society. Chase was invited to testify before the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on H.R. 596 and H.R. 1363.

Bill to speed federal-state land swaps helps conservation and education
Neil Shader

The first is the “Advancing Conservation and Education Act of 2014,” from Rep. Rob Bishop (Utah) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (Oregon), which would expedite transfers of land between states and federal agencies.

U.S.-China Solar Fight Lurches Forward

If last week’s news that the U.S. Department of Commerce was imposing new duties on Chinese solar imports left you with a bad case of déjà vu, or at least wondering if the story would ever end, that’s understandable. It's been a long-running melodrama.

Oregon-based SolarWorld Industries America, a division of the German company SolarWorld, got it all going in October 2011. Drowning in a wave of cheap Chinese solar panels, it brought allegations of illegal dumping and state subsidies to U.S....

Paying Back the Land: What others are saying about the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act

One way to do this – and increase the amount of clean, renewable energy coming from these lands is through a bill called the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act.

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Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act testimony from Chase Huntley
Jul 29, 2014

Testimony delivered by The Wilderness Society's Chase Huntley to the House Natural Resources Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

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“Win-win” bill allows land swaps to benefit conservation and local economies

The legislation, H.R.4901, would help complete and preserve federally-protected areas by easing the process of swapping state-controlled areas within national parks and wilderness areas.

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Hurricane Sandy Is Ushering in a Smarter Power System

Written with Craig Lewis

It’s ironic that a storm whose widespread blackouts left millions of Americans in the dark is finally helping us see the light.

Hurricane Sandy brought devastation and loss to the Eastern seaboard. The storm exposed the severe vulnerability of our electricity infrastructure and made global headlines as a harbinger of nature’s impacts in a climate changed world.

Beyond the shock, New Yorkers found a silver lining in the destruction. The storm made crystal clear that the existing electricity system is not suited to address the challenges of the 21st century....



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