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[ Administration’s historic budget makes smart choices for 21st-century public lands management ]

In addition, under Secretary Sally Jewell’s leadership, the Department of the Interior and its Bureau of Land Management have taken significant steps to modernize energy production on the millions of acres of publicly owned land they a

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[ The Wilderness Society reacts to the Supreme Court’s decision on the Clean Power Plan ]

Anastasia Greene

Chase Huntley, director of The Wilderness Society’s Energy and Climate Program, issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Clean Power Plan:

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[ Green Investments 2016 ]

Feb 10, 2016

Every year, a coalition of conservation and environmental groups produce a report to help Congress as it debates the federal budget for the year. This year, it illustrates the impact of budget cuts on our communities and the environment, and the  importance of reinvesting in conservati

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[ Act now: Ask Congress to heed President Obama’s budget, invest in parks and conservation ]

President Obama’s proposal restores essential funding to long-neglected programs, including fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund and fixing the way we pay to fight wildfires. These programs are a win-win for our environment, public health and all Americans.

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[ President Announces Funding Goals for Parks Projects in Dozens of States: Wilderness Society applauds proposed investments by Land and Water Conservation Fund ]

Michael Reinemer

Rather than using taxpayer dollars, the program’s funds come from a small slice of royalties from oil and gas leases in publically owned offshore waters. 

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The Green Poll

Do you think groups that "adopt" a road to clean it actually works?

Yes, they do a great job
No, half the groups don't actually clean the roads
I haven't noticed

Green News

You can help support the Shriners Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House, by bringing your drink can tabs to the East Stone Avenue Recycling Center. The City of Greenville will deliver the tabs to the organization so they can recycle them and use the funds to support their non-profit programs. If you would like a tab collection canister for your business, please contact recycling coordinator Brittany Keller at 864-467-8300.