WildEarth Guardians

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

Press Releases
Apr 9, 2024
WildEarth Guardians announces Lindsay Larris as Conservation Director

Larris is a fierce advocate for wildlife, political and agency accountability, and upholding the laws that protect the natural world.

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
#ForceForNature, #PressStatement
Apr 8, 2024
Conservation groups challenge federal decision to deny western wolves protections

Despite the best available science, the USFWS turned their backs on the Northern Rockies region gray wolves.

#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement
Apr 3, 2024
Media advisory: Community members to attend hearing on water mining proposals threatening sacred lands in Southwest New Mexico

On eve of the 100th birthday of the Gila Wilderness, Guardians and allies fight to protect Greater Gila Bioregion from speculative water mining project

Public Lands
#ForceForNature, #GreaterGila, #PressStatement
Mar 20, 2024
WildEarth Guardians files second lawsuit to save Joshua trees from extinction

Feds continue to deny the iconic desert plant needed protections against climate threats

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Mar 5, 2024
Lobo population growth slows as genetic health and limited space hinder recovery

More Mexican wolves are good, but serious concerns about recovery program persist

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Mar 5, 2024
WildEarth Guardians welcomes Hop Hopkins as new Executive Director

The Board, led by Betsy Gaines Quammen, unanimously confirmed the selection of Hopkins for this leadership position as part of a planned succession.

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
#ForceForNature, #PressStatement
Feb 21, 2024
Ninth Circuit decision throws out coal leasing challenge

Northern Cheyenne Tribe and conservation groups urge Interior Department to act on coal

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Feb 15, 2024
Colorado legislators introduce bill to phase out new oil and gas permits and require operators to fund cleanup

SB 24-159 would advance climate action and protect public health and taxpayers

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir, #ClimateJustice, #ForceForNature, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Feb 8, 2024
Grant County passes proclamation declaring 2024 “The Year of the Gila Wilderness” with unanimous support

Gila Wilderness turns 100 in June

Public Lands
#GreaterGila, #PressStatement
Feb 7, 2024
WildEarth Guardians calls for PFAS pollution controls for oil and gas in New Mexico  

New EPA rules to list PFAS as “hazardous” won’t apply to exempt oil and gas waste

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement