New Public Lands Policies Could Mean Better On-the-Ground Practices
The National Wildlife Federation and its partners in the Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development coalition have been urging the Interior Department to fully implement its promised reforms of oil and gas leasing on public lands since the agency announced the changes in 2010. The reforms would include more comprehensive, upfront planning – a “look-before-you-lease” approach […]
The Carbon Impact of Coal Exports
This week, NWF released an issue brief entitled “Accounting for Carbon Pollution from Coal Mining on Federal Lands” which looks at the overall carbon impact of the coal being leased and exported from public lands. In primarily western states like Wyoming and Montana, coal on public lands is leased to coal companies for mining. Increasingly, […]
Can Congress Renew Hope for Renewable Energy Development?
As the second session of the 113th Congress develops, it is my great hope that Congress can leave its abysmal bill passage record in the past. In 2013, Congress signed just 57 bills into law, the lowest count in history. Much of the stalemate characterizing the last two congressional sessions has been blamed on bipartisan gridlock. […]