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Press Releases
Oct 11, 2005
Carson National Forest Tops List of Threatened Forests: New Report Reveals Administration’s Push for More Oil & Gas Drilling

Collectively, the forest profiles in this report illustrate the poor ecological state of the national forest system, in large part from Forest Service efforts to place private, industrial interests above the interests of the American people.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Rivers
#ReviveTheRio
Oct 7, 2005
Red Tape Hits Yule Tree Plan

The Forest Service is using the spirit of Christmas, which is about giving, to steal our democracy
Contact: Helen Gaussoin Albuquerque Journal

Public Lands
Oct 6, 2005
The Need to Preserve Aplomado Falcon Safeguards: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to reintroduce aplomado falcons a

WildEarth Guardians has encouraged FWS to adopt a cautious approach on this reintroduction so that it does not come at the expense of the wild falcon population which exists in southern New Mexico.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Oct 5, 2005
Conservation Groups Push for Devils River Minnow Habitat Protection

Endangered listing and critical habitat designation sought from Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Rivers
#ReviveTheRio
Oct 1, 2005
Endangered species act: Opinion in state split over changes

Environmentalists and endangered-species advocates cried foul while livestock- and oil-industry advocates cheered as the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday fundamentally changing the 30-year-old Endangered Species Act
Contact: Staci Matlock The New Mexican

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Sep 30, 2005
BLM Steamrolls Public on Otero Mesa; Area Twice the Size of Albuquerque Opened to Oil and Gas Drilling

The prospect of oil and gas drilling, and the damage it might cause, makes it particularly important to assess the “untapped resource” of the massive fresh water aquifer beneath Otero Mesa
Contact: Nathan Newcomer New Mexico Wilderness Alliance: 505-843-8696

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround
Sep 29, 2005
Bruce Babbitt visits Santa Fe for a conversation about his new book, Cities in the Wilderness

John Horning, Executive Director of WildEarth Guardians Welcomes Bruce Babbitt to Santa Fe for a conversation about his new book, Cities in the Wilderness
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife
Sep 28, 2005
Judge Sends Drilling Plan Near Bitter Lake Refuge Back to BLM – Government Rejects Industry Request to Ignore Impacts to Endange

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will reconsider its drilling plan adjacent to Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Roswell in light of the recent listing of four unique springsnails and a freshwater shrimp under the Endangered Species Act.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct
Sep 27, 2005
Habitat Protection Sought for Rare Pecos Sunflower

The Pecos sunflower exists in desert wetlands in limited areas of western Texas and west-central and eastern New Mexico. The plant is imperiled due to the loss and degradation of its wetland habitat.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround
Sep 26, 2005
President’s Healthy Forests Plan Suffers Setback in New Mexico: First Ever Healthy Forest Project in NM Stopped

A Forest Service review of the Perk-Grindstone Thinning Project in Ruidoso found several violations of President Bush’s new law intended to expedite forest thinning.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Public Lands