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[ 5 anti-conservation pet projects Congress is using to hijack the budget ]

Congress is working on a deal to fund our government for the coming year, but this fundamental congressional obligation may be hijacked by anti-conservation interests.


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[ Mitigation strategy is key to protecting the western Arctic ]

Today, that work is focused on developing a Regional Mitigation Strategy that will help offset the negative environmental impacts of future oil and gas development in the reserve under the IAP, which allows industry access to 72 percent of the reserve’s economically recoverable oil.


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[ The Wilderness Society Statement on Badger-Two Medicine Oil and Gas Leases ]

Anastasia Greene

“Secretary Jewell made the right call to cancel federal oil and gas leases in Badger-Two Medicine region,” said Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society.

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[ Badger-Two Medicine: Too sacred to drill ]

After 30 years of heated debate, the federal government has signaled that it will cancel the Solenex lease located in the heart of the Badger-Two Medicine area of the Rocky Mountain Front.


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[ Badger-Two Medicine: Our partners ]

Badger-Two Medicine: Our partners

Protecting and preserving the Badger-Two Medicine area requires a strong collaboration between the Blackfeet people and local and national conservation groups and political leaders.


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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.