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Press Releases
Aug 15, 2022
Climate bill headed to President Biden sacrifices public lands while locking out Indigenous and Frontline communities

Congress allowed the good in Inflation Reduction Act to be watered-down by provisions that fund polluters and expand fossil fuel leasing on public lands

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Aug 12, 2022
Judge reinstates Obama-era coal leasing moratorium on federal lands

Ruling halts all coal leasing on federal lands until the Bureau of Land Management completes a more sufficient environmental analysis

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Aug 12, 2022
Legal agreement blocks oil, gas leasing on 2.2 million acres in Colorado

Bureau of Land Management to reconsider plan, protect Gunnison sage grouse

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Aug 9, 2022
Conservationists hail scientists’ western rewilding blueprint as “a major call to action” to the Biden administration

Ambitious network of protected areas, with wolf and beaver restoration as a centerpiece, a sound strategy for restoring native ecosystems and wildlife diversity

Public Lands
#EcosystemRestoration, #PressStatement, #Rewilding
Aug 5, 2022
Lawsuit challenges Washington’s failure to enact wolf management rules

Requirements for nonlethal measures sought for state endangered species

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Aug 4, 2022
Federal court cites human health, climate costs in rejecting massive Wyoming, Montana coal mining plan

Over 43% of all coal produced in the U.S., and over 85% of all federal coal produced in the U.S., comes from the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Jul 26, 2022
Lawsuit aims to protect western Colorado’s air from Arch Coal’s West Elk mine

Polis administration failing to ensure coal mine complies with air quality laws

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir, #KeepItInTheGround
Jul 25, 2022
Advocates push for additional support for New Mexico’s Strategic Water Reserve

Groups call on state leaders to prepare for unprecedented water challenges by readying tools for climate resilience

Rivers
#LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #ReviveTheRio, #RioGrande
Jul 19, 2022
Wildlife advocates, hunters, anglers challenge Helena National Forest’s scrapping of longstanding wildlife protections

U.S. Forest Service failed to conduct legally required analysis of the effects this decision would have on threatened grizzly bears, Canada lynx, and big game species including elk

Public Lands, Wildlife
#PressStatement
Jul 18, 2022
Conservationists, wildlife advocates release “Colorado Wolf Restoration Plan”

Proposal is an alternative to Colorado Parks and Wildlife-led efforts focused on limiting and “managing” wolves

Wildlife
#PressStatement