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  • Sportsmen support cutting methane emissions to reduce waste, protect wildlife | Our Public Lands
    Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center welcomes new staff Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places More Sportsmen support cutting methane emissions to reduce waste protect wildlife The Bureau of Land Management is holding hearings on a rule to cut emissions from oi land gas flaring and venting on federal lands Image Judith Kohler LAKEWOOD In meetings from New Mexico to North Dakota sportsmen and women spoke out for reducing methane pollution from oil and gas operations on federal lands The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments until April 8 on a proposed rule that would update 30 year old regulations by requiring oil and gas producers to cut the methane that s wasted through venting and flaring and leaks from equipment A Government Accountability Office report estimates that tribes and taxpayers lose as much as 23 million in royalty revenues when natural gas is wasted The rule is also aimed at reducing pollution from a greenhouse gas at least 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide We need to modernize decades old standards to reflect existing technologies so that we can cut down on harmful methane emissions and use this captured natural gas to generate power and provide a return to taxpayers tribes and states for this public resource Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said in a Jan 22 news release The BLM says vast amounts of natural gas from public and Indian lands are lost through venting flaring and leaks from oil and gas operations Between 2009 and 2014 enough natural gas was lost through venting flaring and leaks to power more than 5 million homes for a year according to the BLM I applaud the BLM for this solid first step to

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/news/sportsmen-support-cutting-methane-emissions-reduce-waste-protect-wildlife (2016-05-01)
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  • methane pollution | Our Public Lands
    with a monthly email Sign Up News 04 27 2016 NWF affiliates Let sage grouse conservation plans work 04 27 2016 Sportsmen fend off public land grabs but more work remains 04 12 2016 Chadwick It s Time for Everyone to Pay for Wildlife Management 03 20 2016 NWF s O Mara lauds Wyoming Wildlife Federation defense of public lands 03 17 2016 BLM cancels disputed oil gas lease in Montana s Badger Two Medicine From Our Blog Historic effort to protect greater sage grouse Job Opportunity Wyoming Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center welcomes new staff Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places More methane pollution Sportsmen support cutting methane emissions to reduce waste protect wildlife Date Sun 02 28 2016 The Bureau of Land Management will hold a hearing in Lakewood March 1 on a rule to reduce oil and gas venting and flaring Image Lew Carpenter LAKEWOOD In meetings from New Mexico to North Dakota sportsmen and women spoke out for reducing methane pollution from oil and gas operations on federal lands The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments until April

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/methane-pollution (2016-05-01)
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  • Bureau of Land Management | Our Public Lands
    the methane that s wasted through venting and flaring and leaks from equipment In addition to harmful pollution a Government Accountability Office report estimates that tribes and taxpayers lose as much as 23 million in royalty revenues when natural gas is wasted Implementing a strong rule to reduce flaring will cut pollution and put more money back into local governments and taxpayers pockets Todd Leahy conservation director for the New Mexico Wildlife Federation Tags methane pollution Bureau of Land Management wildlife New Mexico Wildlife Federation Read more about Sportsmen support cutting methane emissions to reduce waste protect wildlife Sportsmen welcome Roan Plateau progress Date Mon 11 23 2015 Mule deer are among the wildlife found on western Colorado s Roan Plateau Image John Gale SILT Colo The Bureau of Land Management has released a draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Roan Plateau a backcountry area prized by hunters and anglers for its fish and wildlife and a cornerstone of the area s recreation economy Sportsmen s groups were reviewing the draft EIS but they welcomed the BLM s designation of last year s settlement as its preferred option in efforts to balance energy development with conservation This keeps us moving toward a balanced fair solution to protecting the Roan Plateau said David Nickum executive director of Colorado Trout Unlimited Tags Roan Plateau Trout Unlimited National Wildlife Federation Colorado Wildlife Federation Bureau of Land Management sportsmen wildlife Read more about Sportsmen welcome Roan Plateau progress Sportsmen rally for sage grouse and an iconic Western landscape Date Tue 09 08 2015 Conserving sage grouse and their habitat will benefit hundreds of species Image Judith Kohler DENVER With a decision looming on whether to federally protect the greater sage grouse Western sportsmen and women are reaffirming their support for plans to conserve the

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/bureau-land-management (2016-05-01)
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  • New Mexico Wildlife Federation | Our Public Lands
    out for reducing methane pollution from oil and gas operations on federal lands The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments until April 8 on a proposed rule that will update 30 year old regulations by requiring oil and gas producers to cut the methane that s wasted through venting and flaring and leaks from equipment In addition to harmful pollution a Government Accountability Office report estimates that tribes and taxpayers lose as much as 23 million in royalty revenues when natural gas is wasted Implementing a strong rule to reduce flaring will cut pollution and put more money back into local governments and taxpayers pockets Todd Leahy conservation director for the New Mexico Wildlife Federation Tags methane pollution Bureau of Land Management wildlife New Mexico Wildlife Federation Read more about Sportsmen support cutting methane emissions to reduce waste protect wildlife NMWF s Leahy Land grab proponents attacking American principles Date Tue 02 09 2016 Todd Leahy right of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation was one of the featured speakers at a recent public lands forum Image New Mexico Wildlife Federation FLAGSTAFF Ariz The law history and economics are not on the side of those who want our national public lands turned over to the states said Todd Leahy the New Mexico Wildlife Federation s director of conservation Leahy was one of the speakers at the Feb 5 plenary session of the 49 th annual meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico chapters of The Wildlife Society and the Arizona New Mexico chapter of the American Fisheries Society The session Who Will Manage the Future of Our Public Lands included county state and federal wildlife and land managers This crusade to transfer American public lands to the states must be seen for what it is the latest outgrowth of an anti government agenda which seeks to undermine the very foundations of this great nation Tags New Mexico Wildlife Federation Malheur National Wildlife Refuge public lands sportsmen Read more about NMWF s Leahy Land grab proponents attacking American principles Sportsmen wildlife advocates ramp up defense of public lands with rallies work at statehouses Date Tue 01 19 2016 People gather for a rally at the New Mexico state capitol that drew a crowd of about 300 to demand that public lands stay in public hands Image Lew Carpenter As the National Wildlife Federation and its state affiliates geared up to defend public lands with the start of new legislative sessions the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge prompted rallies from Seattle to Santa Fe by sportsmen and women to say Keep public lands in public hands About 300 people attended a Jan 19 demonstration in Portland Ore where Bob Rees of the Association of Northwest Steelheaders NWF s Oregon state affiliate spoke Garret VeneKlasen New Mexico Wildlife Federation executive director was among the speakers at a Jan 21 rally in Santa Fe As the illegal occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge winds down perpetrators are held accountable

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/new-mexico-wildlife-federation (2016-05-01)
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  • National Wildlife Federation Praises Secretary Jewell for Coal Reform in Roll Call Ad | Our Public Lands
    for Coal Reform in Roll Call Ad The National Wildlife Federation supports a review of the federal coal leasing program Image iStock Washington DC Today the National Wildlife Federation NWF ran an ad buy in the print edition of Roll Call thanking Interior Secretary Sally Jewell for her commitment to review the federal coal leasing program to the benefit of our public lands water air and wildlife The ad coincides with a Senate Energy and Natural Resources hearing on Interior s FY17 budget proposal at which Secretary Jewell is slated to testify as well as a House Natural Resources committee hearing on the President s budget proposal slated for March 1 Last month the Interior Department announced a comprehensive review of the federal coal program The review the first in over 30 years will help to answer critical questions about the future of coal development on public lands which comprises 40 of all coal mined in the U S It is needed not only to ensure taxpayers receive a fair return when the public s coal is leased and mined but also to ensure that wildlife habitat is protected in areas being considered for coal mining development Federal coal production also accounts for 10 of all U S greenhouse gas emissions representing a major contributor to climate change By taking a sensible step to modernize the federal coal leasing program and following precedent established by previous Republican and Democratic administrations Secretary Jewell is responding to the sportsmen local communities landowners and taxpayer advocates who have been calling for change said Collin O Mara president and chief executive officer of the National Wildlife Federation The federal coal program has been broken for decades with leases given away at bargain basement prices to the detriment of America s wildlife public lands and

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/news/national-wildlife-federation-praises-secretary-jewell-coal-reform-roll-call-ad (2016-05-01)
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  • NMWF's Leahy: Land-grab proponents attacking American principles | Our Public Lands
    chapters of The Wildlife Society and the Arizona New Mexico chapter of the American Fisheries Society The session Who Will Manage the Future of Our Public Lands included county state and federal wildlife and land managers Last year the New Mexico Wildlife Federation and other National Wildlife Federation state affiliates across the West helped defeat 21 bills in state legislatures that would have promoted shifting public lands to state control Supporters of public lands transfer are on the wrong side of the law history and economics Leahy said The proper way to handle our issues with land management is through collaboration Land transfers are not the answer and neither is intimidation at gun point A small band of armed militants seized control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns Ore Jan 2 demanding the land be turned over to local control The group was led by Ammon Bundy son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy whose dispute over grazing on public lands led to an armed standoff with federal employees in 2014 On Jan 11 I went to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge I met with the other side of the land transfer discussion the side that brings their guns and shuts down a town Leahy said Calls by lawmakers for state takeover of public lands encourages this kind of extremism he added Leahy said the land transfer efforts run counter to the law and the Constitution Supreme Court cases dating to the early days of our nation s existence uphold the federal government s nearly limitless authority to manage public lands Challenging the legitimacy of judicial review of the Constitution is akin to offering a challenge to the legitimacy of the very document the militants claim to uphold he added Land grab schemes built on Ifs Leahy questioned other

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  • Malheur National Wildlife Refuge | Our Public Lands
    Historic effort to protect greater sage grouse Job Opportunity Wyoming Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center welcomes new staff Take Boulder White Clouds off the waiting list Speak up for South Park one of the region s last great places More Malheur National Wildlife Refuge NMWF s Leahy Land grab proponents attacking American principles Date Tue 02 09 2016 Todd Leahy right of the New Mexico Wildlife Federation was one of the featured speakers at a recent public lands forum Image New Mexico Wildlife Federation FLAGSTAFF Ariz The law history and economics are not on the side of those who want our national public lands turned over to the states said Todd Leahy the New Mexico Wildlife Federation s director of conservation Leahy was one of the speakers at the Feb 5 plenary session of the 49 th annual meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico chapters of The Wildlife Society and the Arizona New Mexico chapter of the American Fisheries Society The session Who Will Manage the Future of Our Public Lands included county state and federal wildlife and land managers This crusade to transfer American public lands to the states must be seen for what it is the latest outgrowth of an anti government agenda which seeks to undermine the very foundations of this great nation Tags New Mexico Wildlife Federation Malheur National Wildlife Refuge public lands sportsmen Read more about NMWF s Leahy Land grab proponents attacking American principles Sportsmen wildlife advocates ramp up defense of public lands with rallies work at statehouses Date Tue 01 19 2016 People gather for a rally at the New Mexico state capitol that drew a crowd of about 300 to demand that public lands stay in public hands Image Lew Carpenter As the National Wildlife Federation and its state affiliates

    Original URL path: http://www.ourpubliclands.org/tags/malheur-national-wildlife-refuge (2016-05-01)
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  • IWF adds to 70-plus-year track record of wins for sportsmen, conservation | Our Public Lands
    spent a lot of time and money to study the costs and benefits of assuming control of national public lands Grassroots organizations and community activists including hunters anglers wildlife advocates and outdoor recreationists launched a campaign to stand up for public lands The Idaho Wildlife Federation reached out to lawmakers the public and the media to make it clear that public lands must stay in public hands IWF joined landowners business people community members and sportsmen and women to rally at the state capitol and met with lawmakers and share personal stories about what public lands mean to them The Idaho Wildlife Federation and other sportsmen s organizations set up a hunting camp on the state capitol grounds to rally for public lands Image Idaho Wildlife Federation Managing bighorn sheep Also this past spring at the National Wildlife Federation NWF annual meeting in West Virginia IWF proposed a resolution supporting bighorn sheep management The resolution which was ratified by NWF s 49 state affiliates resolves that ongoing disease in bighorn sheep populations has compromised past restoration efforts and is likely to continue to do so without changes in management separation of domestic sheep from bighorn sheep is the best available means to minimize the likelihood of transmission of pneumonia from domestic sheep to bighorn sheep the Bighorn Sheep Risk of Contact Tool represents the best available science on the issue of separation between domestic sheep and bighorn sheep recommends the U S Forest Service and U S Bureau of Land Management amend their policies to recognize the Bighorn Sheep Risk of Contact Tool as the best available science on the issue of separation between domestic sheep and bighorn sheep relevant to both identifying areas of concern and developing strategies to reduce the risk of contact between the species recommends the U S Forest Service and U S Bureau of Land Management use the Bighorn Sheep Risk of Contact Tool to assess risk to bighorn sheep populations across their lands nationwide recommends the U S Forest Service and U S Bureau of Land Management as they conduct their nationwide risk of contact assessments adopt a very low tolerance of contact risk as estimated by the Bighorn Sheep Risk of Contact Tool endorses moving domestic sheep away from bighorn sheep through the voluntary retirement of domestic sheep allotments or conversion to domestic cattle on U S Forest Service and U S Bureau of Land Management lands or agency adjustment of allotments as a means of reducing the risk of contact between domestic sheep and bighorn sheep endorses moving domestic sheep away from bighorn sheep through the voluntary retirement of domestic sheep allotments or conversion to domestic cattle on U S Forest Service and U S Bureau of Land Management lands or agency adjustment of allotments as a means of reducing the risk of contact between domestic sheep and bighorn sheep recommends that U S Forest Service and U S Bureau of Land Management staff work with conservation organizations to engage domestic sheep

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