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

Press Releases
Jun 22, 2021
WildEarth Guardians to file suit over thousands of illegal oil and gas wells in New Mexico

Hundreds of companies violating rules requiring clean up of non-producing wells

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Jun 16, 2021
“Complete giveaway to oil and gas companies:” Proposed rules would continue to saddle Coloradans with oil and gas industry costs

New regulations would keep subsidizing oil and gas companies in Colorado

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround
Jun 15, 2021
WildEarth Guardians confronts high risk oil and gas wells in Colorado

Legal complaints filed over failure of companies to ensure safety of idle wells

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir, #ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround
Jun 10, 2021
New rules finally outlaw oil and gas industry spills in New Mexico

WildEarth Guardians joins with New Mexico officials in securing approval of spill ban to increase protections for public health, safety, clean water, and the environment

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Jun 10, 2021
Groups to Biden: Halt new oil drilling, cancel Trump leases on public lands

Fossil fuel production on public lands causes about a quarter of U.S. greenhouse gas pollution

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
May 18, 2021
Greater Chaco Coalition concerns over 10-mile mineral withdrawal

Groups call for greater protections for Greater Chaco Landscape

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
May 11, 2021
Positive step in defense of rare New Mexico plants threatened by fracking

Guardians seeks Endangered Species Act protection for imperiled Aztec gilia and Clover’s cactus found only in the Greater Chaco Landscape of northwestern New Mexico

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
May 10, 2021
Climate lawsuit challenges fracking threatening Colorado’s forests

Unchecked oil and gas extraction threatens climate, Colorado's North Fork Valley

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround
Apr 19, 2021
Diverse coalition moves to defend Biden administration’s pause on selling public lands for fracking

Motion backs the Biden administration’s legality in pausing federal onshore, offshore leasing

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Apr 16, 2021
Interior Department orders give new hope for climate, public lands, and justice

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reinstates moratorium on coal leasing, sets stage for climate accountability

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#ClimateJustice, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases