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    By The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE » It will be illegal to use wildlife traps, snares and poison on public lands across New Mexico under a ban that took effect Friday. New Mexico is joining a handful of Western states that have limited trapping on public lands, with supporters say...
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By Todd Wilkinson Writers on the Range Yellowstone National Park turns 150 years old this month — a milestone truly worth celebrating. When Westerners think of Yellowstone, probably what comes to mind are its grizzlies, exploding geysers, wolf packs and bison traffic jams, not to mention bubbling...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Brian Melley The Associated Press LOS ANGELES » Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, leading to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth’s largest trees, officials said Friday. Fires in Sequoia National Park...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
By Matthew Brown   The Associated Press BILLINGS, MONT. » President Joe Biden’s administration announced Tuesday plans to cancel two environmental rollbacks under former President Donald Trump that limited habitat protections for imperiled plants and wildlife. The proposal to drop...
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Posted by on in Animals
    By Shelly Bradbury The Denver Post and © The New York Times Co. Despite federal protections, wild horses across the West are ending up in slaughterhouses under a new Bureau of Land Management adoption program, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Dist...
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Posted by on in General Environment
 By Elizabeth Williamson © The New York Times Co. PARAJE, N.M. » Six members of the Laguna Pueblo community gathered last week in the cool, fragrant kitchen of an adobe house, discussing their hopes for “Sister Deb” — Deb Haaland, a Laguna citizen, former congresswoman from New Mexico and now...
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The Denver Post’s editorial board  America is finally on the right trajectory when it comes to adding, protecting, and utilizing our public lands. In 2019 an epic lands deal was signed into law by President Donald Trump with bipartisan support that added protections to 1.3 million acres of lan...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Judith Kohler The Denver Post Newly confirmed Interior Secretary Deb Haaland kicked off a forum Thursday on a review of energy development on public lands and waters by saying that “fossil fuels will continue to play a major role in America for years to come.” However, Haaland, who signed ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
By Judith Kohler The Denver Post President Joe Biden’s order issued Wednesday to pause new oil and gas leasing on public lands was praised by Coloradans who see the move as crucial to fighting climate change but was immediately met with a lawsuit by a Colorado- based industry group. The order mak...
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Posted by on in General Environment
The Denver Post, Bruce Finley, reported on Feb 1st the results of a poll showing strong voter support for protecting water, air and wildlife and opportunities for recreation over increased drilling and mining on public lands. Voters surveyed were from  Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, N...
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