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One Million Strong: Protect our Public Lands from Fracking

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By Lauren Pagel

August 23, 2013

Americans have spoken, and they want the Obama administration to work for the people, not the oil and gas industry.

Today, over 1 million public comments are being delivered to the Bureau of Land Management – the agency that oversees 750 million acres of public lands and minerals. The BLM has been hard at work writing new rules to govern fracking underneath Tribal lands, National Forests, Wildlife Refuges and other special places, beneath more than 50 million acres of privately-owned land, and the drinking water sources for millions of Americans.

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140 Years and Counting

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By Lauren Pagel

June 21, 2013

Today, Congressmen Markey, Grijalva and Holt introduced important legislation to reform our least favorite outdated law, the 1872 Mining Law.

With just 37 states in our Union at the time, this law was passed to settle the West. Before women had the right to vote, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a law that give miners unprecedented access to our public lands. And that law is still on the books today.

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