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Press Releases
Feb 22, 2022
Huge coalition demands pause on oil and gas drilling in Greater Chaco region

In advance of public meetings, groups sound alarm over unchecked drilling and fracking and call for restraint as Interior Department moves forward with Honoring Chaco Initiative

Climate + Energy
#FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Feb 16, 2022
Rio Grande Basin forecast suggests another difficult water year ahead

Increasing aridification and intensifying impacts of climate change complicate situation

#LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RioGrande
Feb 15, 2022
Federal court rejects massive Montana coal mine expansion

Preliminary ruling finds expansion of Rosebud coal mine illegally jeopardized clean water, climate

Climate + Energy
Feb 11, 2022
Lawsuit confronts proposed oil railroad in Utah’s Uinta Basin

Rail line would quadruple oil production, undermine clean air and worsen climate crisis

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround
Feb 10, 2022
Judge restores gray wolf protections, reviving federal recovery efforts

Gray wolves in the Northern Rockies still face brutal slaughter

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Feb 8, 2022
Fish and Wildlife Service denies federal protection for Sonoran desert tortoise

Lack of action puts the Sonoran desert tortoise on a collision course with extinction

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Feb 8, 2022
Nearly two dozen wildlife killing contests taking place in Nevada after wildlife commission failed to ban the gruesome events

Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners ignored, science, the public, and Department of Wildlife staff in allowing slaughter for cash and prizes to continue

#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #WildlandsForWildlife
Feb 3, 2022
Groups urge Biden administration to rein in Forest Service undermining of America’s bedrock environmental law

Forest Service’s "condition-based management" approach is an end-run around the National Environmental Policy Act

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #ProtectNEPA, #PublicLandsInPublicHands, #Transparency
Jan 27, 2022
Over 81,000 demand support for long-term Mexican gray wolf conservation

Enormous outpouring of public support backs majority public opinion that Mexican gray wolves need stronger protections

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #GreaterGila, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Jan 26, 2022
Grizzly advocates call for keeping protections in place, provide agencies with new tool

Grizzlies in the Northern Rockies five recovery areas remain isolated and current distribution is insufficient to warrant removal of Endangered Species Act protections

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #Rewilding, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife