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

Press Releases
Feb 4, 2021
Federal court rejects Montana coal mine expansion on climate, clean air grounds

Ruling underscores need for Biden administration to reform federal coal management

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Feb 3, 2021
Troubling 2021 outlook for the Rio Grande Basin

Hard choices required to prevent ecosystem collapse and species extinction

#LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #ReviveTheRio, #RioGrande
Feb 3, 2021
Guardians seeks endangered species listing protection for 80 remaining Texas ocelots

Fragmented, small populations need more habitat connectivity and a tear down of the border wall for survival

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Feb 2, 2021
Video shows excruciating experience of rescuing a coyote caught in a trap  

Video comes at the same time the New Mexico legislature is considering Roxy’s Law, a bill that would ban cruel traps across the state’s public lands

Feb 2, 2021
“Roxy’s Law” passes New Mexico Senate Conservation Committee

"Roxy's Law" would outlaw traps, snares, and wildlife poisons on public lands in New Mexico

Feb 2, 2021
“Pause Fracking for Protections” bill introduced to safeguard New Mexicans from oil and gas impacts

Bill would pause the state’s approval of new fracking permits for four years and complements recent federal actions to move beyond dirty fossil fuels

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
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 26, 2021
Coloradans call for halt to new fossil fuel leasing, permitting on public lands

Thirty-two climate, conservation, religious, and business groups in Colorado call for bold climate action

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround