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Press Releases
Nov 30, 2022
Lawsuit filed to protect Rio Grande silvery minnow from extinction

New solutions needed for a living Rio Grande

Rivers
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #ReviveTheRio, #RioGrande, #StopExtinction
Nov 29, 2022
Court refuses to limit Montana’s unscientific wolf hunting and trapping season

Montana’s efforts to kill 40% of the state’s wolf population this winter move forward

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement
Nov 22, 2022
Groups intervene to protect Utah monuments and Antiquities Act

Four Tribes intervened last week in lawsuits attacking Antiquities Act

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #PublicLandsInPublicHands
Nov 18, 2022
Lesser Prairie-Chicken Receives Endangered Species Act Protections

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists remaining populations of dancing prairie bird as endangered and threatened.

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement
Nov 17, 2022
Greater Chaco Coalition statement on Chaco Cultural Heritage Protection Act

Coalition declares bill introduction as positive first step, but calls for more to address legacies of sacrifice zones and environmental justice  

Climate + Energy
#FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Nov 16, 2022
Court grants temporary reprieve for Montana’s wolves

Judge issues temporary restraining order requiring Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to return to several 2020 regulations, curbing some wolf killing

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Nov 16, 2022
Judge allows Biden administration to delay restoring critical Endangered Species Act protections

Biden administration will keep harmful Trump era regulations in place for indeterminate period

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Nov 16, 2022
New Mexico, Arizona advocates rally at Forest Service for urgent climate action 

Amidst COP27, Southwesterners call for protection of mature and old growth trees and forests and to end federal fossil fuel leasing and drilling 

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#PressStatement
Nov 14, 2022
Report: U.S. agencies undermine Biden’s pledge to protect climate-saving forests

Logging continues to be a primary threat to mature forests, undermining their role as part of a broader climate crisis solution

Public Lands
#PressStatement
Nov 10, 2022
Wildlife advocates ask court to immediately halt Montana’s wolf hunting and trapping season

Motion seeks to prevent “irreparable” wolf killing pending ruling on legality of State’s wolf-hunting policies

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction