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20 February 2020

Latino Voters in the West Demand Ambitious Agenda to Protect Public Lands

The 10th annual Colorado College State of the Rockies Project Conservation in the West Poll released today shows Latino voters in the Mountain West calling for an aggressive agenda to protect more public lands in…
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17 January 2020

Bill Would Curb Speculative Oil & Gas Leasing of Public Lands, Protect Public Access

Today, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced the End Speculative Oil and Gas Leasing Act of 2020, which would end the practice of leasing low and no potential lands for oil and gas drilling by…
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19 December 2019

Unnecessary Leasing of Public Lands to Oil and Gas Developers Drastically Affects Latino Communities in Nevada and Across the West

In 2019 alone, the Bureau of Land Management leased an astronomical number of public lands to oil and gas developers, a large number of which have no- or very low- potential for yielding oil and…
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19 December 2019

Congress Increases Funds for LWCF in 2020, Falls Short on Full and Permanent Funding

The Land and Water Conservation Fund — a government program that has been instrumental in providing Latino and other diverse communities with access to the outdoors — may receive its highest appropriation in 17 years…
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21 November 2019

100% Clean Energy Economy Would Protect Health, Next Generations

Today, the 100% Clean Energy Economy Act of 2019 was introduced in Congress by U.S. Reps. Donald McEachin, Deb Haaland, Debbie Dingell, Earl Blumenauer, Paul Tonko, and Bobby Rush. In response to the legislation, which…
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19 November 2019

Senate Committee Passes Permanent Funding for LWCF, Underscores Importance of Program to Local Communities

Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to advance legislation to provide full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. The Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act (S. 1081),…
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