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Public Lands news and analysis from The Nation
October 26, 2022
How Black Landowners in the South Are Recovering Lost Generational Wealth
and farm consolidation contributed to decades of Black-owned land loss
. In North Carolina, many are fighting to recoup what was lost.
June 28, 2022
Can’t Stand All the Political Heat? Escape to the Park.
Many cities have Frederick Law Olmsted to thank for these spaces.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 26, 2021
The New York Story Is Not the Real Estate Story
Massive overdevelopment and warehousing apartments for the wealthy were killing New York even before the pandemic. So why are none of the mayoral candidates talking about that?
February 22, 2021
We Need a Civilian Conservation Corps
We need knowledgeable, passionate stewards of our public lands, but most people can’t afford to pursue a career in conservation. So let’s create the jobs.
August 21, 2020
California Is Burning—and Trump Gathers Kindling
No sympathy for those whose homes are threatened or firefighters risking their lives. Instead, he’s lobbed insults and stripped environmental protections.
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April 12, 2019
A Former Oil-Industry Lobbyist Is Now In Charge of America’s Public Lands
Questions about conflicts of interest and transparency shadow newly confirmed Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.
July 10, 2018
The Obama Center Leaves Chicago Communities in Its Shadow
The Obama Foundation is back selling hope and change to big-name donors, but this time, Chicago’s South Side residents aren’t all buying it.
LeAlan M. Jones
December 8, 2017
This Is How the Trump Administration Gives Big Oil the Keys to Public Lands
The Bureau of Land Management is rapidly opening previously off-limits areas to oil and gas drilling.
November 16, 2017
The Plot to Loot America’s Wilderness
A little-known bureaucrat named James Cason is reshaping the Department of the Interior.