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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR: 25,000 hours and still counting: A faithful volunteer at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Volunteers are vital to managing our public lands. They help greet visitors, staff events, maintain trails and conserve wildlife habitat. Many volunteer a few hours a week, but one passionate volunteer has logged 25,000+ hours surveying wildlife at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico -- that’s equal to working full time for more than 12 years. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR: In First Raid, New Opioid Task Force Seizes $2.5 Million worth of Meth and $22,000 in Marijuana, Heroin and Other Narcotics

Just two weeks after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the Department was forming a new Joint Task Force (JTF) to combat the opioid crisis in Indian Country, the Secretary announced the JTF's first raid seized 49 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $2.5 million and more than $20,000 worth of marijuana, plus smaller amounts of heroin, and other narcotics. Read More »

Trump administration set to issue permits for seismic testing in Atlantic

“Today's decision by the Trump administration should be applauded by us all," said Fred Palmer, senior fellow for energy and climate at non-partisan Heartland Institute. "More than any President in modern times, President Trump understands the importance of fossil fuel development for our future well-being, prosperity and quality of life for all Americans." Read More »

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