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

Press Releases
Jan 21, 2021
Coalition steps up legal push to defend Greater Chaco from fracking, bolster support for President Biden to ban fracking

More fracking in sacred landscape underscores need for President Biden to immediately enact ban on new oil and gas leasing, permitting on public lands

Climate + Energy
#GreaterChaco, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Jan 12, 2021
Latest lawsuit challenges Trump sale of Montana public lands for fracking

Suit underscores need for President-elect Biden to follow through with pledge to ban on new fossil fuel leases on public lands

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Jan 5, 2021
Guardians calls on federal appeals court to reject sale of public lands for fracking

Opening brief filed challenging oil and gas leasing in Permian Basin of New Mexico

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Dec 17, 2020
Guardians lauds Biden’s historic pick of Haaland for Interior Secretary

First Native Cabinet Secretary will make climate and environmental justice a centerpiece of Interior Department

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
#PressStatement
Dec 15, 2020
WildEarth Guardians joins 500 groups to call on President-elect Biden to order fossil fuel leasing ban

Proposed executive order could be implemented immediately by new Secretary of the Interior

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Dec 11, 2020
Federal judge rejects sale of public lands for fracking in Utah

Decision comes as President-elect Biden has promised to ban oil and gas leasing on public lands

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround
Dec 4, 2020
Groups Decry Xcel Energy’s Move to Slow Down Climate Action in Colorado

Colorado’s biggest polluter backs state over lack of progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Nov 19, 2020
Trump administration recycles slashing of sage-grouse protections

Move opens habitat to drilling, fracking, and development across nearly 80,000 square miles in seven western states

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #StopExtinction
Nov 18, 2020
Legal appeal blasts Trump plan to sell 47,000 acres for fracking in Colorado

Leases threaten sage grouse, climate pollution weeks ahead of Biden’s promised leasing ban

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Nov 16, 2020
Legal protest blasts plan for 430 square miles of fracking leases in Wyoming

Trump plan threatens 43 million tons of climate pollution ahead of Biden’s promised leasing ban

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement