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Obama Administration Cuts Both Ways

Media release | July 16, 2009 at 18:00

In contradicting moves today, the Obama administration’s Department of Agriculture and Department of Interior made major announcements to protect and degrade roadless wildlands.

Conservation and Fisheries Groups Defend Streams and Forests From Bush Administration...

Media release | January 15, 2009 at 14:56

Thirteen conservation and fisheries protection organizations today challenged the Bush administration’s eleventh hour decision to allow the timber industry to nearly quadruple its logging on public lands in western Oregon. The Western Oregon...

Judge Reinstates the Clinton-Era Roadless Rule

Feature story | September 19, 2006 at 18:00

A huge victory has been won for America's forests, as a federal judge in California reinstated nearly all of the Clinton-era Roadless Rule. The Bush administration had gutted the plan that protects 58.5 million acres of national forest.

Interior Secretary Jewell challenged on coal moratorium in Oregon

Blog by Joe Smyth | May 24, 2013

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was asked about her plans to establish a moratorium on federal coal leasing yesterday, during her first visit to the Pacific Northwest, OPB reports: An activist from the group Columbia Riverkeeper used the chance...

"WOPR" Freakout

Blog by rolf | January 25, 2008

Question: What would happen if the government suddenly erased protections for old-growth forests and clean water on public lands? Answer: The public would freakout! Unfortunately, this is not a hypothetical situation.  The Bush...

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