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[ The Federal Coal Program, Then and Now ]

May 27, 2016

The Federal Coal Program, Then and Now (CO)


[ The Federal Coal Program, Then and Now ]

May 27, 2016

The Federal Coal Program, Then and Now (DC)


[ What does coal reform mean to you? ]

What does coal reform mean to you?

As the Department of the Interior kicks off their country-wide public meetings on coal reform, we elevate messengers from The Wilderness Society and its partners. The following testimonies are being submitted to the record during the comment period.

[ Map shows the wildest land linking protected areas of the U.S. ]

[ The Wilderness Society applauds new study on smarter transmission planning for renewable energy ]

Laura Bailey

Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Forest Service and Department of Energy published a study detailing how the West-wide Energy Corridors (WWEC) for transmission lines and pipelines are being used. The agency also announced a strategy for improving the WWEC through Regional Reviews.

[ Human development gobbles up hundreds of miles of western land each year ]

[ Wilderness Society praises local benefits of Maine Woods National Monument ]

Michael Reinemer

A private landowner currently owns these woods along the East Branch of the Penobscot River and wants to donate more than 87,000 acres to the United States. 


[ Voices on coal reform ]

Dan Smitherman, Wyoming Representative, The Wilderness Society


[ More work to be done: BLM’s final assessment of Gateway South Transmission Line comes up short on environmental protections ]

Sarah Graddy

In response to the Bureau of Land Management’s announcement today of the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Gateway South transmission line, a 400 mile-long, 500 kV project that would run from southern Wyoming to central Utah, The Wilderness Society

[ EPA sets standards to cut methane; Let’s make BLM rule final! ]

The announcement is part of several measures the Obama administration is taking to cut methane emissions by 40 to 45