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Press Releases
Jul 28, 2005
Comments regarding the Roadless Conservation Rule by New Mexico Governor (Audio)

Audio clip.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Public Lands
#Rewilding
Jul 28, 2005
Inslee and Boehlert Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Restore Roadless Area Protections

U.S. Rep Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY) introduced legislation today to restore protections to roadless areas in America’s national forests.
Contact: Rep. Inslee

Public Lands
#Rewilding
Jul 28, 2005
A BILL To protect inventoried roadless areas in the National Forest System (HR 3563)

109th Congress – National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife
Jul 27, 2005
Denial of Bid a Blow to Water District

Environmentalists fighting for protections for the endangered silvery minnow said the ruling is good news for the Middle Rio Grande.
Contact: Tania Soussan Albuquerque Journal

Rivers
#ReviveTheRio
Jul 27, 2005
WildEarth Guardians wins Lawsuit to Obtain Data on BLM Grazing Permits used as Collateral for Bank Loans -10th Circuit Court of

WildEarth Guardians claims the lienholder policy has made banks a silent player in the subsidized destruction of western public lands, and is calling on the BLM to cancel the policy.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Public Lands
Jul 26, 2005
Representatives Leach and Slaughter Propose Ban on Logging in National Forests: Legislation offers a comprehensive solution to 1

“The US government is the only property owner I know which in effect pays private parties to deplete its resources.”
Contact: Naomi Zeff Congressman Leach

Public Lands
Jul 26, 2005
Groups applaud Forest Service for taking action albeit delayed against Renagade Rancher: Forest Service files Notice of Impoun

Forest Service records show that among other violations, Abelardo Martinez failed to pay his grazing fees, failed to maintain fences, and failed to fix a broken section of fence that allowed his cattle to trespass onto a neighboring Hickey allotment.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Public Lands
Jul 21, 2005
Scientist Can’t Study Song Bird, Agencies Say

Dr. Peter Stacey of the University of New Mexico had sought permission from both agencies to conduct the research in order to understand how important the Rio Grande at the headwaters of Elephant Butte reservoir is to the Southwest willow flycatcher.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Rivers
#ReviveTheRio
Jul 20, 2005
BLM Agrees to Resolve Drilling Issues on Otero Mesa – New Lease Schedule Comes as Sen. Bingaman Asks for Further Study of Grassl

The new leasing schedule, and the potential for further study of the aquifer, mean Otero Mesa might yet receive adequate protection..
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround
Jul 19, 2005
Predator Control Plan for Colorado Blasted – Danger to “Threatened” Wildlife Species, Children, and Non-Target Wildlif

The USDA is planning to spend at least $1 million in Colorado in the coming year to “manage” over 3,000 coyotes, black bears, mountain lions, bobcats, and foxes and other native carnivores for the benefit of the livestock industry.
Contact: WildEarth Guardians

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores