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Press Releases
Apr 15, 2022
Biden administration to restart oil, gas leasing on public lands

While the Biden administration talks a good talk on climate action, the reality is they’re in bed with the oil and gas industry

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Apr 14, 2022
Guardians files suit for clean air in Colorado and Utah

Lawsuit aims to ensure Environmental Protection Agency cracks down on smog

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir, #ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround
Apr 12, 2022
Downstream communities push for rejection of water export proposal in San Luis Valley

Groups call on Douglas County Commission to nix proposal to pipe groundwater to Colorado Front Range

#LivingRio, #PressStatement, #RioGrande
Apr 6, 2022
Advocates secure agreement from Interior to reconsider fracking on 45,000 sacred acres in Greater Chaco

The agreement pauses extraction activities on the oil and gas leases and requires the Bureau of Land Management to engage in significantly enhanced Tribal consultation and public meetings

#ClimateJustice, #FrackOffChaco, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Apr 5, 2022
Court strikes down Montana coal mine expansion

U.S. appeals court rules Trump-era mine expansion illegally approved

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround
Mar 31, 2022
Trapping ban goes into effect across New Mexico public lands

Wildlife advocates, outdoor recreationists, and public lands enthusiasts celebrate enactment of momentous law banning traps, snares, and poisons

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #WildlandsForWildlife
Mar 31, 2022
“Do better” says groups of Honoring Chaco Initiative

Greater Chaco Coalition sends follow up letter to Interior calling for a pause on fracking, meaningful consultation, and better process

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #KeepItInTheGround
Mar 30, 2022
Mexican gray wolves see a small boost in numbers but still teeter on the brink of extinction

Mexican gray wolf population count increases, but lobos are still among rarest species in the southwestern U.S.

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #StopExtinction
Mar 24, 2022
Lawsuit filed to fight Environmental Protection Agency delay in reducing asthma-causing smog in Denver, other U.S. cities

Affected areas are home to nearly 50 million people, including Coloradans along the Front Range

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir, #PressStatement
Mar 23, 2022
USDA’s Wildlife Services slaughtered over 400,000 native species in 2021

Wildlife Services killed 64,131 coyotes, 24,687 beavers, 3,014 foxes, 605 bobcats, 433 black bears, 324 gray wolves, 200 cougars, and 6 endangered grizzly bears

#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #WildlandsForWildlife