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Current work in wildlife, rivers, public lands, and climate

Press Releases
Feb 25, 2021
Lawsuit challenges last-minute Trump grazing decision in Oregon

In 2019 a federal court rejected the Interior Department’s previous permit authorization

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #PublicLandsInPublicHands
Feb 19, 2021
FERC moves forward with pumped storage hydro project near Lake Powell

Conservation groups vow to continue to fight this climate-doomed project

Wildlife
#CORiver, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers
Feb 17, 2021
Guardians joins 500 groups in support of confirming Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

Overwhelming support for confirmation of first Native American as U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
#ClimateJustice, #DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #GreaterChaco, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires, #PublicLandsInPublicHands, #Rewilding, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Feb 17, 2021
Suit filed to ensure action on Suncor oil refinery air pollution permits

Denver area refinery chronically violating clean air laws, threatening people, communities, and justice

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir, #JustTransition, #PressStatement
Feb 16, 2021
Guardians calls on Colorado Governor Polis to pause oil and gas leasing, commit “full capacity” of state to climate action

State Land Board selling more than 100,000 acres of public lands for fracking even as federal government has paused leasing

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Feb 16, 2021
Biden’s Forest Service hits brakes on review of Trump-era livestock directives for public lands

Conservation groups hopeful process will trigger a first look at the climate and biodiversity impacts of public lands livestock grazing

Public Lands
#GreaterGila, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #PublicLandsInPublicHands, #WildlandsForWildlife
Feb 13, 2021
“Pause Fracking for Protections” bill moves forward

Reasonable request to safeguard New Mexicans from oil and gas impacts passes Senate Conservation Committee

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround
Feb 11, 2021
Drilling near Holy Cross Wilderness conflicts with Biden’s new policies

Conservation groups seek to halt Whitney Creek Geotechnical Investigation

Public Lands, Rivers
#CORiver, #ForceForNature, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers
Feb 11, 2021
Federal judge overturns Trump administration’s gutting of greater sage grouse protections

Court holds unlawful Trump assault on ten million acres of prime sage grouse habitat

Public Lands, Wildlife
#ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #StopExtinction
Feb 9, 2021
“Protect Our Water” fracking waste bill passes New Mexico Senate Conservation Committee

Supporters cheer step forward to protect public health, environment, and freshwater from toxic fracking waste

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround