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Dahr Jamail – “We’ve Never Seen the Government Stand Up to the Fossil Fuel Industry”: Tim DeChristopher on Our Climate Future

In 2008, Tim DeChristopher found himself bidding for parcels of public land around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks of Utah at an illegitimate Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction. A climate activist acting as a bidder at the auction, DeChristopher ended up successfully winning 22,500 acres of land by bidding a total of $1.8 million, which he …

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Garnet Henderson – Homeless Are Flocking to America’s Forests, But It’s Damaging the Land

In 2006, Becky Blanton decided to make a radical life change. She wanted adventure, and she set out to be a full-time camper, moving into her van and parking mostly on forest roads. But then she lost her job, and she had no choice but to continue living in her van. She parked on public lands throughout Colorado, Kentucky, Tennessee, …

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Resistance Radio – Matthew Schwartz – 02.14.16

Matthew Schwartz is Executive Director of the South Florida Wildlands Association – an organization founded to protect habitat, wilderness, and biodiversity in the Greater Everglades. Over the years, he’s been involved in numerous battles over management of public lands, energy projects, habitat development, and Everglades restoration.

Did the Feds Open up 400,000 California Acres to Fracking in a Water Crisis? By REBEKAH KEARN

The federal and state governments illegally opened up 400,000 acres for fracking in Southern California, which already has thousands of such dangerous oil and gas wells, environmentalists claim in court. The Center for Biological Diversity and Los Padres Forestwatch sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the Secretary of the Interior and the director of California’s Bureau of Land Management …

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Resistance Radio – Janine Blaeloch – 05.03.15

Janine Blaeloch is founder and director of the Western Lands Project. She earned a degree in Environmental Studies (B.A., University of Washington), with a self-designed program focusing on Public Lands Management and Policy. Janine has been a public-land activist since 1985. She worked as an environmental planner in both the private and public sectors before founding WLP in 1997. We talk about efforts to stop the giving away of public lands to large corporations, among other things.