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

Press Releases
Feb 25, 2021
Lawsuit challenges last-minute Trump grazing decision in Oregon

In 2019 a federal court rejected the Interior Department’s previous permit authorization

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #PublicLandsInPublicHands
Feb 17, 2021
Guardians joins 500 groups in support of confirming Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

Overwhelming support for confirmation of first Native American as U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
#ClimateJustice, #DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #GreaterChaco, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires, #PublicLandsInPublicHands, #Rewilding, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Feb 16, 2021
Biden’s Forest Service hits brakes on review of Trump-era livestock directives for public lands

Conservation groups hopeful process will trigger a first look at the climate and biodiversity impacts of public lands livestock grazing

Public Lands
#GreaterGila, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #PublicLandsInPublicHands, #WildlandsForWildlife
Feb 11, 2021
Drilling near Holy Cross Wilderness conflicts with Biden’s new policies

Conservation groups seek to halt Whitney Creek Geotechnical Investigation

Public Lands, Rivers
#CORiver, #ForceForNature, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers
Feb 11, 2021
Federal judge overturns Trump administration’s gutting of greater sage grouse protections

Court holds unlawful Trump assault on ten million acres of prime sage grouse habitat

Public Lands, Wildlife
#ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #StopExtinction
Jan 27, 2021
WildEarth Guardians celebrates monumental climate action by President Biden

More work lies ahead, but today’s climate orders mark big steps toward a just transition, protecting public lands, and keeping dirty fossil fuels in the ground

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jan 27, 2021
Recent incidents highlight trapping as a statewide problem

The number of trapping incidents reported on public lands is on the rise, especially in rural New Mexico.

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #TrapFreeNM
Jan 26, 2021
New administration offers hope for rightsized Forest Service road system

On 20-year anniversary, Forest Service Roads Rule remains an unrealized opportunity

Public Lands
#EcosystemRestoration, #PressStatement, #Rewilding
Jan 19, 2021
Approval of Florida Mountains mine withdrawn in response to citizens’ lawsuit

Conservation groups and local community hopeful that the scenic and recreational value of the region will remain intact

Public Lands
#GreaterGila, #PublicLandsInPublicHands, #Rewilding, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jan 14, 2021
Decision to build four-lane highway through Red Cliffs National Conservation Area violates law

Trump administration's decision to permit the Northern Corridor Highway flies in the face of the very purpose of that Congress designated Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #PublicLandsInPublicHands, #WildlandsForWildlife