Much ado about a leasing pause

Biden public lands move is bold, but not all it's made out to be

In March of 1977, Cecil Andrus, the newly appointed Secretary of Interior of the newly elected President Jimmy Carter, gave a rousing speech to a room packed with members of the National Wildlife Federation. There was a new administration in town, he told the crowd, one that would take a fresh approach to public lands management. “Conservation is no lon…

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