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

Press Releases
Aug 31, 2021
President Biden breaks promise, announces plans to sell more public lands for fracking

The United States can't frack our way to a safe climate and can't afford to keep auctioning off public lands to the oil and gas industry

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Aug 26, 2021
Six Texas mussels slated to receive Endangered Species Act protections

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed rule to list the species follows petitions and legal action by WildEarth Guardians over the past 14 years

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Aug 24, 2021
Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission votes to exterminate wolves

The changes to the upcoming wolf hunting and trapping season harken back to an era when people sought to exterminate wolves altogether

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Jul 19, 2021
Grazing permits on Colville National Forest threaten imperiled bull trout

Groups send Forest Service 60-day notice of intent to sue for failing to consider livestock impacts on threatened bull trout and their critical habitat

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Jul 15, 2021
Groups call on New Mexico governor to pause oil and gas pollution permits to protect clean air

As state confronts smog, coalition calls for interim relief for public health and communities

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #FrackOffChaco, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Jul 15, 2021
Judge rebukes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers excuses, orders immediate actions to save Willamette River Chinook salmon and winter steelhead

Court demands changes in dam operations and firm timelines to change the extinction trajectory of salmon and steelhead

Rivers, Wildlife
#EcosystemRestoration, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Jul 7, 2021
Indigenous-directed film asks Interior Sec Haaland to return federal protections to gray wolves 

Over 120 Tribes have signed "The Wolf: A Treaty of Cultural and Environmental Survival" and call on Secretary Haaland to meet with a Tribal delegation regarding the Treaty

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Jul 7, 2021
Investigative drilling near Holy Cross Wilderness threatens imperiled species

Guardians and allies send notice of intent to sue to federal agencies

Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
#CORiver, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers, #StopExtinction
Jun 29, 2021
Guardians, allies urge inclusion of Legacy Roads and Trails Program in infrastructure package

Program has proven track record creating jobs, saving taxpayer money, protecting clean water, and improving wildlife habitat

Public Lands
#EcosystemRestoration, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #Rewilding
Jun 26, 2021
Federal court rejects crucial aspects of revised forest plan for Flathead National Forest

Judge faults federal agencies for leaving protection of threatened grizzly bears and bull trout out of the equation

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