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Preserving the Owyhee Canyonlands: the push for monument status

Local advocates are urging President Biden to create new national monuments in order to meet his administration's conservation goals, but the push has encountered resistance from some locals in the region.

Wyatt Myskow reports for Inside Climate News.

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New rule prioritizes conservation on US public lands

A new rule introduced by the Biden administration aims to balance conservation with economic activities on America's public lands, enhancing protections and sustainable use.

Catrin Einhorn reports for The New York Times.

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GOP AGs denounce trading ‘natural asset companies’ on stock exchange

Republican state attorneys general have accused the Biden administration of being part of an "interlocking scheme" to constrain use of public lands.
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Tough choices could make 2024 a wild ride for Interior

NPS morale challenges, a BLM conservation proposal, changes to oil and gas drilling on public lands, and a 20-year plan for tackling the West's drought are
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GOP climate champion John Curtis launches Utah Senate bid

The House lawmaker joins a crowded field to succeed Sen. Mitt Romney, who is retiring. Two conservative climate groups have already backed his campaign.
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Jonathan Thompson: Is Biden waging a war on energy? Or on the climate?

A year-end review of the administration’s policy on fossil fuels and public lands.
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Biden moves to ban most old-growth logging in national forests

The Forest Service is planning to put more protections in place for the very oldest trees, which dot nearly 25 million acres of land the agency manages and are vital for storing carbon dioxide that contributes to climate change.