The new bill, S.47, is viewed as "a massive win for the present and future of American conservation."
The measure is the largest public lands bill considered by Congress in a decade.
Public interest in both conservation and climate change seems to be rising, a new study has found.
Ajit Maneshwar Naik, a 57-year-old environmental activist who fought against the construction of new dams on the Kali River in the state of Karnataka in India, was killed last month.
This is now the only tribally owned land that sits directly on KXL’s U.S. route, and as such could present legal barriers to its construction.
“What these new maps show us is that understanding Indigenous perspectives and Indigenous contributions to conservation are essential when negotiating local or global conservation agreements."
New rules could affect everything from clean power to migratory birds, and they’re just a hint of what’s yet to come.
The protest says the BLM has violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act by failing to analyze the risks of drilling for oil and fracking with dangerous chemicals on such a massive scale.
The public overwhelmingly supports public lands and oceans.
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