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Public Land Gets Its Moment At The Climate Town Hall


By Chris D'Angelo. September 5, 2019

A federal report last year found that about a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States come from fossil fuel extraction on federal land. As the Trump administration continues its push to expand such development, top candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination agree that America’s public land must be a tool in the fight against climate change, not a contributor to the problem. CONTINUE


Public Lands Ride Sidecar with Climate Change in 2020 Race

Morning Consult

By Jacqueline Toth. August 8, 2019

In March 2017, President Donald Trump signed his 19th executive order, directing federal agencies to peruse their rulebooks for burdens on energy development and rectify them. The order called on the Interior Department to lift an existing ban on new coal leasing on federal lands and review specific rules related to emissions from fossil fuel development in those areas. CONTINUE


24 million natural acres in U.S. lost to human activity, report says

United Press International

By Jean Lotus. August 7, 2019

The United States loses the equivalent of two football fields of natural area per minute due to housing development, agriculture, oil and gas and other human factors, a new independent report said. CONTINUE


The Energy 202: Seven minutes were devoted to climate change in the first Democratic debate

The Washington Post/PowerPost

By Dino Grandoni. June 27, 2019

Seven minutes. That's how much time the moderators dedicated to questions about climate change during the Democratic presidential debate last night. NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo hosts reserved only a short portion of the two-hour debate to questions on an issue many of the 2020 candidates themselves said was the nation's No. 1 geopolitical threat. CONTINUE


How Presidential Candidates Can Make Public Lands Part of the Climate Solution

The Wilderness Society Action Fund

By Jamie Williams. April 28, 2019 

Our public lands play a critical role in addressing climate change. Elected leaders, especially candidates for the highest office in the land, should be telling the American people how they intend to manage these shared lands and resources to help tackle the defining challenge of our time. CONTINUE