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On June 15th, House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) will hold a forum on public lands. The forum will examine the emergence of anti-government threats to parks, forests, wildlife refuges, historic sites and recreation lands across America.
IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Black Times for Big Coal; FEMA Sends Officials to Help With Flint Drinking Water
IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: For the first time in history, more than half of US Forest Service budget is going to fight wildfires
The wildfire season has already expanded by 78 days, and is expected to consume two-thirds of the agency budget in the next ten years.
Fallacy 10: It is simply unfair that there is so much national land in the Western states compared to the states in the East
The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) recently released a report that found state lands managed for school trust purposes earn higher revenue than our national public lands managed by such agencies as the U.S. Forest Service.
Environmental groups announced Thursday that they were appealing the Big Thorne timber sale, the U.S. Forest Service's biggest Tongass National Forest sale in years. The agency said it was disappointed that the sale it had spent years preparing was again being challenged.
This winter, wildlife in the northern Rocky Mountains will likely be terrorized by a swarm of armed humans elbowing and off-roading each other out of the way in a frenzied race to see who can kill the most animals in 72 hours during Idaho's "Predator Derby."