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Americans are calling on President Obama to put permanent protection of the great outdoors on equal ground with energy development.
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A jewel of an Interior secretary

A jewel of an Interior secretary | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
Sally Jewell’s confirmation as secretary of the Department of Interior is an important step toward the Obama administration adopting an equal-ground policy for public land use.
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Put land conservation on par with oil drilling

Put land conservation on par with oil drilling | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
Put land conservation on par with oil drilling,Thomas Hulen, My Turn: Put land conservation on equal ground with oil and gas drilling.
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The Gradual Selling of America the Beautiful

The Gradual Selling of America the Beautiful | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
It’s a big country, but commercial interests have been chipping away at it. So far, President Obama hasn’t done enough to protect the public’s land.
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Murray, Cantwell tell Obama: We want San Juans monument NOW

Murray, Cantwell tell Obama: We want San Juans monument NOW | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
President Obama should act now, using his presidential powers, to designate a national monument to protect “cherished lands” owned by the federal government in the San Juan Islands, Sens.
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Congressman Jared Huffman to White House: Include Mendocino's Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands in the National Monument

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John Podesta: Conservation Deserves Equal Ground On Public Lands

John Podesta: Conservation Deserves Equal Ground On Public Lands | Equal Ground | Scoop.it

"In his inaugural address, President Obama laid out a clear commitment to “our children and future generations,” saying that as a nation we must “maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure—our forests and waterways; our...

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Obama should look to New Mexico for conservation legacy

Obama should look to New Mexico for conservation legacy | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
If Congress won't act, the president should kickstart conservation in the Rio Grande del Norte
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President Obama Needs to Establish a Conservation Legacy in Addition to a Drilling Legacy

President Obama Needs to Establish a Conservation Legacy in Addition to a Drilling Legacy | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
Energy development flourished in the president’s first term, but the administration has much more work to do on protecting our public lands.
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On President's Day - Friends of Organ Mountains/Desert Peaks Look to Obama for Action on Conservation

On President's Day - Friends of Organ Mountains/Desert Peaks Look to Obama for Action on Conservation | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, President's Day, Hiking, Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, Antiquities Act.
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Daily Kos: Obama Public Land Legacy Pitiful Thus Far

Daily Kos: Obama Public Land Legacy Pitiful Thus Far | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
This graph is disheartening:




Kind of pisses me off really. In a disappointing kind of pissed.

Now I know Obama has done a lot on the "green" side of things, like the EPA gas mileage standards ...
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The Westerner: Obama must save the nation's public lands from excessive energy demands

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Bruce Babbitt pitches plan for balancing drilling, conservation

Bruce Babbitt pitches plan for balancing drilling, conservation | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
Oil and gas development on public lands is edging out public conservation under President Barack Obama, former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt said Tuesday.
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Obama's Public Lands Record

Obama's Public Lands Record | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
The president designated five new national monuments, but overall he’s been more than generous to oil interests.
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County asks VP, first lady to help stop drilling

County asks VP, first lady to help stop drilling | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
ASPEN, Colo.—Pitkin County officials plan to ask Vice President Joe Biden and first lady Michelle Obama for help in preventing a Texas energy company from drilling natural gas wells in
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Unsolicited Advice for Sally Jewell

Unsolicited Advice for Sally Jewell | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
President Obama's surprise nominee to run the Interior Department should realize that conservation does not loom large at the White House.
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Vet Voice Foundation - Petition to Put Protection of Public Land on Equal Ground with Energy Development

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Pinnacles National Park -- a good start

Pinnacles National Park -- a good start | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
Up on Mt. Rushmore, Theodore Roosevelt is smiling: America has a new national park.
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Put land conservation on equal ground with oil/gas

Delta County Independent, a community weekly newspaper with news, sports, advertising and photos from Delta County and the communities of Delta, Cedaredge, Orchard City, Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford on the western slope of Colorado.
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Babbitt says Obama should use Antiquities Act to protect more lands

Babbitt says Obama should use Antiquities Act to protect more lands | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
Washington • Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt challenged President Barack Obama to make “vigorous” use of the Antiquities Act to preserve treasured landscapes and pare down the rush to lease public lands for oil and ...
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A Rebalancing Act - No Better Time for the President to Protect Public Lands

A Rebalancing Act - No Better Time for the President to Protect Public Lands | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
Whether right or wrong, it is hard to shake the perception that Congress exists as a repository for where good ideas go to die.  And at least in the context of protecting wilderness, it would be doubly hard to disprove...
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Babbitt Exhorts Obama to Protect Public Lands

Babbitt Exhorts Obama to Protect Public Lands | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
Bruce Babbitt faults the president for opening vast tracts of public land drilling and protecting less than some recent predecessors.
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Will New Interior Secretary Put Conservation On Equal Ground with Energy?

Will New Interior Secretary Put Conservation On Equal Ground with Energy? | Equal Ground | Scoop.it
 

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama nominated Sally Jewell, CEO for the outdoor outfitter REI, as successor to Ken Salazar as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Conservation groups, senators and Western energy producers al...
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Babbitt urges greater protection of public lands

WASHINGTON—Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is urging President Barack Obama to step up efforts to conserve public lands as he begins his second term.
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