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

Press Releases
Nov 22, 2021
Coalition urges federal agency to appropriately evaluate water pipeline project

The project will impact the lower Santa Fe River, which flows into the Rio Grande

Rivers
Nov 18, 2021
Guardians confronts illegal oil and gas industry air pollution in New Mexico’s Permian Basin

Occidental Petroleum put on notice of impending clean air lawsuit over ongoing violations

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Nov 18, 2021
Plan to poison prairie dogs and eliminate black-footed ferret habitat on Thunder Basin National Grassland litigated 

Critically endangered black-footed ferrets rely exclusively on prairie dogs for prey and on prairie dog burrows for shelter

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Nov 15, 2021
Comments and questions needed on Santa Fe pipeline project

Project expected to reduce flows in the lower Santa Fe River by up to 50%

Rivers
#LivingRivers, #PressStatement
Nov 15, 2021
Greater Chaco Coalition celebrates new path forward for landscape protection

President Biden and Secretary Haaland offer new promise to finally address legacies of sacrifice zones and environmental justice for the Greater Chaco region

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Nov 9, 2021
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill directs vital funding to national forests roads

Forest Service Legacy Roads and Trails program set up to protect clean water, connect fish and wildlife habitat, build climate resilience, and more

Public Lands
#ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #Rewilding
Nov 8, 2021
Nevada Wildlife Commission defies science and public sentiment with vote to defeat proposed rule to ban grisly wildlife killing contests

The 5-4 vote was against the recommendation of the Nevada Department of Wildlife and ignored the non-hunting public’s opposition to the events

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #WildlandsForWildlife
Nov 8, 2021
Conservation groups unite to protect threatened species in Colorado

Lawsuits filed against the Rio Grande National Forest’s new land management plan

Public Lands
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #WildlandsForWildlife
Nov 1, 2021
Wildlife advocates convince feds to keep lynx protections, write long-overdue recovery plan

Agreement stems from legal challenge brought by Guardians and allies against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its failure to prepare a recovery plan for threatened Canada lynx over nearly two decades

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Nov 1, 2021
WildEarth Guardians condemns Biden plan to sell public lands for fracking as climate hypocrisy and more broken promises

Ahead of Glasgow climate summit, administration announces plans to authorize more climate pollution

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround