National Public Lands Day "celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and general health," according to the NPS. This year, the event is focused on the restoration and resilience of public lands across the country. … [Read more...] about National Parks to Waive Fees Saturday for National Public Lands Day
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Which Western countries work the least hours? Italy works the least in the world — 960 hours per year (or an average of 20 hours per week) This is followed by France — 1,007 hours per year Belgium — 1,011 hours per year Britain comes eleventh working 1,143 hours a year. … [Read more...] about National 4pm Finish Day is TODAY! Can I really leave work early and which countries work the least hours?
The act, introduced by Bennet on April 19, would designate 31,000 acres of land in the southwest Colorado mountain range as protected wilderness and establish another 21,675 acres as a special management area. The area covered includes two fourteeners — Mount Sneffels and Wilson Peak. … [Read more...] about Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet wants San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act included in year-end public lands package
The suit alleges a number of legal errors, including that the plans “unilaterally and substantively” revise BLM’s oil and gas regulations for leasing and development without complying with the formal rulemaking procedures required by the Administrative Procedure Act. WEA also claims that the land use plans treat certain renewable energy project developers differently from other public land users, rendering the land use plans arbitrary and capricious under the APA. WEA further alleges that the plans cede oil and gas leasing and development decisions to the Fish and Wildlife Service, in violation of the Mineral Leasing Act and BLM’s regulations. The suit challenges BLM’s NEPA compliance based on the substantial changes between the draft and final plans, arguing a supplemental draft environmental impact statement should have been circulated for additional public comment. … [Read more...] about EPA Rule, Methane Emissions, Special Status Species: Wyoming Environmental Compliance and Public Land News June 2016
"I hope it’s a big red stop sign that says to future administrations, we need to use this law the way it was intended, not as a way of being able to set aside massive areas of land far beyond what is required," Leavitt said. … [Read more...] about Trump: ‘Public lands will once again be for public use’