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The Bureau of Land Management Lets 1.5 Million Cattle Graze on Federal Land for Almost Nothing, but the Cost to the Climate Could Be High – Inside Climate News

by Inside Climate News | July 25, 2022
On Monday, the environmental group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) sent a complaint letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, accusing the department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of failing to take into account the climate impacts of its commercial grazing ...

Does Nature Have Rights? A Burgeoning Legal Movement Says Rivers, Forests and Wildlife Have Standing, Too

by Inside Climate News | September 19, 2021
“For Chuck O’Neal, a lifelong outdoorsman and environmentalist, the moment of truth came on election night 2020, as results rolled in from perhaps the most partisan campaign season in American history. O’Neal had spent the past two years running a campaign in Orange County, ...

A Judge’s Ruling Aims to Oust Public Lands Chief. Now Some Want His Decisions Tossed, Too

by Inside Climate News | October 12, 2020
“Molvar, who leads the conservation group, Western Watersheds Project, said public lands like Unaweep Canyon should remain natural to help people understand how healthy ecosystems look and to address climate change. Otherwise, he said, “we’re going to have a planet that ...

With Tactics Honed on Climate Change, Ken Cuccinelli Turned to the Portland Streets

by Inside Climate News | August 10, 2020
“When Ken Cuccinelli was Virginia Attorney General a decade ago, he pursued an extraordinary legal campaign against one of the nation’s top climate scientists, in essence accusing him of fraud for his research tracking the rise in global temperatures. At the same time, ...

Detlev Helmig Was Frugal With Tax Dollars. Then CU Fired Him for Misusing Funds.

by Inside Climate News | May 29, 2020
“Yet another Zoom meeting beckoned, pulling University of Colorado scientist Detlev Helmig from his data. On Monday, April 7, 2020 he clicked into a meeting organized by Merritt Turetsky, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) where Helmig worked. She asked ...