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

Press Releases
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 16, 2021
Conservation groups ask Biden administration to immediately restore wolf protections in northern Rockies 

New draconian wolf killing laws in Idaho and Montana prompt renewed push to restore federal safeguards for wolves

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Jun 16, 2021
Groups, scientists protest grizzly bear committee blackout, call for apology and full transparency

Grizzlies are of enormous public interest and action is needed by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee to restore transparency and public trust

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
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
Jun 9, 2021
Collision of crises threatens Rio Grande and its communities

Lawsuit threatened to protect river flows and trigger commitments to long-term solutions

Rivers
#ForceForNature, #LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RioGrande, #StopExtinction
Jun 9, 2021
Colville National Forest rescinds illegal off-road vehicle designations after lawsuit

Fish and wildlife habitat on the Colville National Forest in northeastern Washington protected by WildEarth Guardians and Conservation Northwest

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jun 8, 2021
Additions to Bitterroot Grizzly Bear Recovery Area recommended

Report finds grizzly denning areas and year-round habitat between grizzly bear recovery areas in western Montana and northern Idaho

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jun 4, 2021
Suit filed to prevent destructive highway through Red Cliffs National Conservation Area

Red Cliffs was designated by Congress in 2009 to protect sensitive and threatened species, including Mojave Desert tortoise

Public Lands
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #PublicLandsInPublicHands