A U.S. House committee says the Endangered Species Act is in need of an overhaul to avoid economic roadblocks from sage grouse listing.
Could REI survive without America’s outdoor playground – our nation’s public lands?
Wyoming is set to lose another $1.5 million in Abandoned Mine Land funds, this time due to the impending federal "sequestration" set to begin March 1 — the drastic fiscal-pact struck just a couple of months ago that was supposed to compel partisan politicians in Washington D.C. to finally agree on a budget direction.
Last month, a Reuters investigation suggested that Powder River Basin coal companies may be under-paying federal royalties — potentially hundreds of millions of dollars — by selling to sister companies overseas. Today, two top U.S. Senators from the Energy and Natural Resources Committee have directed the U.S. Interior Department to investigate the matter.
The big controversy about fracking does not revolve around negligent practices once the fluid is sucked out of the well and sent to disposal. The controversy which worries so many people is manufactured: people who understand nothing about geology and engineering perpetuate the myth that fracking shales at 8,000 to 10,000 feet down will contaminate public water supplies which are usually found at depths of less than 1,000 feet.