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Press Releases
Jan 25, 2023
Federal judge finds BLM imperiled sage grouse and broke environmental laws in approving Idaho phosphate mine

The ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho determined the BLM violated the National Environmental Policy Act and Federal Land Policy Management Act

Public Lands
Dec 14, 2022
More than 100 organizations call on Congress to keep toxic wildlife legislation out of year-end spending bill

Congress urged to block any attempt to include S.2561, known as the Cottonwood bill

Public Lands, Wildlife
Dec 14, 2022
Greater Chaco advocates travel from New Mexico to call on congress for environmental justice for Greater Chaco

A delegation of Indigenous community leaders and Greater Chaco protectors traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby members of congress

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround
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 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
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
Oct 19, 2022
Conservation groups initiate legal action over trespass livestock grazing in Valles Caldera

For years, cattle have illegally entered the Valles Caldera National Preserve from neighboring U.S. Forest Service grazing allotments, damaging riparian areas and important wildlife habitat

Public Lands
Sep 19, 2022
Canadian mining company stakes new claims on the edge of America’s first wilderness

Expansion threatens Mexican spotted owl, Gila trout, and multiple critical watersheds

Public Lands
#GreaterGila, #PressStatement
Sep 12, 2022
Lawsuit aims to protect grizzlies from expanded livestock grazing in Montana’s Paradise Valley

U.S. Forest Service is ignoring both the best available science and its legal responsibility to protect wildlife

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Aug 30, 2022
122,000 call for protecting mature, old-growth federal forests and trees from logging

The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management fail to recognize commercial logging as a threat

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #Rewilding