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[ 5 anti-conservation pet projects Congress is using to hijack the budget ]

Congress is working on a deal to fund our government for the coming year, but this fundamental congressional obligation may be hijacked by anti-conservation interests.


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[ Mitigation strategy is key to protecting the western Arctic ]

Today, that work is focused on developing a Regional Mitigation Strategy that will help offset the negative environmental impacts of future oil and gas development in the reserve under the IAP, which allows industry access to 72 percent of the reserve’s economically recoverable oil.


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[ The Wilderness Society Statement on Badger-Two Medicine Oil and Gas Leases ]

Anastasia Greene

“Secretary Jewell is on the right track. The plan to pursue cancellation of this oil and gas lease sets the stage for getting rid of the remaining leases in the Badger-Two Medicine region,” said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society

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[ Popcorn’s Dirty Secret… ]

Did you know that many crops of corn for popcorn are killing bees?  I didn’t until I ran across this.  No bees no popcorn.

“We consume more than 16 billion quarts of the buttery gold each year. But few know that most of what we’re feasting on comes from seeds coated with toxic bee-killing pesticides called Neonicotinoids. Which is why conservationists are celebrating popcorn giant Popweaver’s recent decision to phase out the use of neonicotinoid-coated seeds.

An estimated 80 to 95 percent of America’s corn and nearly half of its soybean seeds are pre-coated with Neocotinoids.…

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[ Protect Our Winters (POW) … ]

Entercom’s December 1 Thing Focus come from Shannon and the crew in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Protects Our Winters. An organization that can be supported nationwide.  Check out what it’s all about…’

Protect Our Winter FlipperProtect Our Winters (POW) is a non-profit environmental organization involving individuals in the global winter sport community and supported by companies in the business.  It is the leading climate advocacy group for the snowsports community.  The organization’s goal is to bring awareness to and fight against climate change by means of community based projects, advocacy, and educational initiatives mainly across the United States.…

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