Public Lands

Exxon Valdez Recovery Remains Stuck in Limbo

Exxon Valdez Recovery Remains Stuck in Limbo

Exxon Valdez Recovery Remains Stuck in Limbo Federal Judge “Dismayed” over Slow Pace of Promised Preliminary Work Washington, DC — Nearly 25 years after the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska, the recovery plan for long-term natural resource damages sits on a...

Fatal Gulf Rig Explosion Still Unresolved Months Later

Fatal Gulf Rig Explosion Still Unresolved Months Later Black Elk Blast Killed Three; Agency “Cannot Estimate” Investigation Completion Washington, DC — A fire sparking an explosion on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico last November is still under investigation,...

Big Rollback of California Desert Protection

Big Rollback of California Desert Protection BLM to Open 49,300 Acres of Algodones Dunes Plan to Off-Road Vehicles Los Angeles — The Bureau of Land Management released a new recreational plan today for California’s Algodones Dunes that will open up almost 50,000...

New Petroglyph Pact Better Protects Monument

New Petroglyph Pact Better Protects Monument National Park Standards and Management Extended to City-Owned Lands Albuquerque — A new five-year Cooperative Management Agreement governing the Petroglyph National Monument between the National Park Service (NPS) and the...

NOAA’s Big Storm Problem in Hawaii

NOAA’s Big Storm Problem in Hawaii New Regional Office Inaccessible During Tsunami, Hurricane or Major Storm Washington, DC — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s brand new Pacific Regional Center is accessible only by a pontoon bridge that will be...