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Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - CA: Public Lands/Wilderness

Yosemite National Park receives 5 million visitors per year and has a significant backlog of maintenance needs. (Schick/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Time is short in this session of Congress, and conservation and tourism groups are hoping for a vote on a bill to address the massive maintenance backlog in the national parks. The Restore Our Parks Act is a bipartisan proposal to direct up to $6.5 billion in revenue from

The joint project addresses erosion and sediment issues that still affect wildlife in the Angles National Forest. (SWCA Environmental Consultants)

LOS ANGELES — It's been 16 years since the Copper Fire of 2002 ravaged parts of the Angles National Forest north of Santa Clarita, but damage remains. But a number of groups are working together to repair it. Fires affected the stream infrastructure and specific breeds of fish and frogs, but

Conservation groups fear that Bonanza Spring in the Mojave National Preserve could dry up, endangering wildlife, if the Cadiz Water Project goes forward. (Michael Gordon)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Conservation advocates say it's now or never to protect the aquifer underneath the Mojave Trails National Monument in the southern California desert. The state legislative session ends Friday, so supporters are urging state lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 120. It would r

Restoration efforts at Lake Tahoe are among tens of thousands of California projects made possible over the years by the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (Tahoe Regional Planning Agency)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Conservation groups are speaking out, asking Congress to renew what they say is an important public lands program before it expires on September 30th. California alone has received almost $2.5 billion from the Land and Water Conservation Fund since it was established 53

The South Fork of the Trinity River is part of an area where selective forest thinning would be allowed under a new bill in Congress. (Jeff Morris/Pew Charitable Trusts)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A new bill in the U.S. House would add to the Golden State's protected wilderness and promote tourism. It also would authorize thinning forests to help prevent large forest fires. The Northwest California Wilderness, Recreation, and Working Forests Act, introduced by R

Point Arena in Mendocino County is part of California Coastal National Monument, one of thousands of public projects partially funded by the Land and Water Conservation Fund. (Wikimedia Commons)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Thousands of veterans are calling on Congress to reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund before it expires in September. They want to save a program that has been used to protect millions of acres of public lands and build countless parks and ball fields over the past 5

Los Angeles National Forest is among the California sites hosting events for Latino Conservation Week, July 14-22. (reidmurphy/Twenty20)

LOS ANGELES – The fifth annual Latino Conservation Week kicks off this Saturday with events in California and across the nation. The celebration starts with a launch event hosted by the group Nature for All, cleaning up part of the Los Angeles National Forest. Jenny Brandt is deputy director

A pipeline project to send water from the Mojave Desert to seven other counties has drawn opposition for two decades.(BLM)

AMBOY, Calif. - New research undermines claims that the proposed Cadiz Water Project would be safe for the environment, finding instead that it would drain water from the aquifer that feeds springs within Mojave Trails National Monument. A new, peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Environmental Fo

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