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Congress aiming to cut conservation and harm wildlands

This year, rather than funding conservation at the levels recommended by the administration, Congress has again proposed even deeper cuts to core Department of the Interior, Agriculture and EPA programs that protect our air, land, water and wildlife.

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BLM approves first solar variance project in Nevada

The variance process required the developer to demonstrate to the BLM that no nearby solar energy zones could meet their needs and that their proposed project is in a low-conflict location.

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Feds force Shell to scale back plans, but Arctic Ocean risks remain
Tim Woody

In a move to protect marine mammals, the Obama administration today told Royal Dutch Shell that it would not be allowed to simultaneously drill two exploratory wells less than 15 miles apart in the Arctic Ocean. The announcement forces Shell to scale back its drilling plans for this summer.

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