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Clean air must come first in the Permian Basin

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Pollution over the Permian Basin oil fields. Photo by Jasmin Powlowicz.

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Who We Are

For over 30 years, WildEarth Guardians has worked to protect and restore the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West. We believe in the intrinsic rights of nature, the blessings of diversity, the critical role of bold action, and the belief that citizens’ voices are essential—on the streets, in the halls of Congress, and in the courtroom—to address the nature and climate crises.


Our Programs


For the sake of threatened wildlife, we are relentless advocates, reformers, and voices for the vulnerable.

Wild Places

We are working diligently to protect, restore, and connect the vast landscapes of the American West.


Rivers across the American West are in crisis, which is why we are fighting to restore these vital arteries of life.

Climate + Energy

To take bold climate action, we must stop leasing America’s public lands and waters to the fossil fuel industry.

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WildEarth Guardians Press

Get rid of all ‘forever chemicals’

Santa Fe New Mexican | May 1, 2023

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants to protect New Mexicans from dangerous PFAS “forever chemicals.” Will she include oil and gas PFAS as well?

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All Guardians Op-Eds

Low Flow Conveyance Channel — an idea that won’t die
Santa Fe New Mexican | Apr 22, 2023
A dancing bird finally gets some protection
Carlsbad Current Argus | Apr 5, 2023
More work remains to ensure lobo survival
Santa Fe New Mexican | Mar 29, 2023

Oil and gas land sale nets $79M. New Mexico environmental groups fear climate impacts

Carlsbad Current Argus | May 28, 2023

A contentious auction of public land to the oil and gas industry brought in about $78.8 million to the federal government this week, amid outcry from New Mexico environmental groups calling for a halt on using the lands for fossil fuel drilling.

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