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Press Releases
Nov 30, 2020
Lawsuit filed to protect half of Washington’s bighorn sheep

Non-native domestic sheep grazing on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest puts bighorns at high risk

Public Lands, Wildlife
#PressStatement, #WildlandsForWildlife
Nov 25, 2020
Outdoor recreationists encounter horrors during the first three weeks of trapping season

New Mexicans warned of gruesome sights and danger while on public lands over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the two-year anniversary of the death of “Roxy,” the dog who became the namesake for anti-trapping legislation

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #TrapFreeNM
Nov 24, 2020
Yellowstone grizzly bear and land managers should adopt stronger measures to prevent conflicts, protect people and bears

Importance of coexistence measures for grizzly bear management emphasized as the region strives toward full grizzly bear recovery

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Nov 19, 2020
Outgoing Trump administration undermines America’s bedrock environmental law, again

Sweeping rollbacks undercut the role of science, transparency, and public input for decisions made on 193 million acres of National Forest System land

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #ProtectNEPA, #Rewilding
Nov 19, 2020
Trump administration recycles slashing of sage-grouse protections

Move opens habitat to drilling, fracking, and development across nearly 80,000 square miles in seven western states

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #StopExtinction
Nov 18, 2020
Legal appeal blasts Trump plan to sell 47,000 acres for fracking in Colorado

Leases threaten sage grouse, climate pollution weeks ahead of Biden’s promised leasing ban

Climate + Energy
#AJustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Nov 16, 2020
Federal court again slams Trump administration for ignoring climate consequences of selling public lands for fracking

Judge rules sale of oil and gas leases in Wyoming illegal, blocks drilling on 475 square miles

Climate + Energy
Nov 16, 2020
Legal protest blasts plan for 430 square miles of fracking leases in Wyoming

Trump plan threatens 43 million tons of climate pollution ahead of Biden’s promised leasing ban

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Nov 16, 2020
Plan to clearcut old-growth forest, grizzly and lynx habitat in northwest Montana challenged

The timber sale would allow 21 huge clearcuts, including one nearly a half square mile

Public Lands
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #Rewilding, #StopExtinction
Nov 9, 2020
Guardians, coalition launches challenge to federal wolf delisting

Environmental groups point to lack of scientific evidence showing wolf recovery

#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction