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Press Releases
Nov 1, 2021
Wildlife advocates convince feds to keep lynx protections, write long-overdue recovery plan

Agreement stems from legal challenge brought by Guardians and allies against U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its failure to prepare a recovery plan for threatened Canada lynx over nearly two decades

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Nov 1, 2021
WildEarth Guardians condemns Biden plan to sell public lands for fracking as climate hypocrisy and more broken promises

Ahead of Glasgow climate summit, administration announces plans to authorize more climate pollution

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Oct 28, 2021
Lawsuit launched against feds for failure to recover black-footed ferret in Wyoming

Multiple Endangered Species Act violations challenged for one of the most endangered mammals in North America

#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Oct 27, 2021
Biden administration announces first steps to undo Trump Endangered Species Act changes

Two proposed rules would rescind Trump administration efforts to limit the critical habitat protections for imperiled species

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Oct 27, 2021
Mexican gray wolves see improved but imperfect management rule

Unscientific population cap is removed but lobos remain barred from their historical range

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #GreaterGila, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Oct 20, 2021
Living rivers vital to New Mexico’s 50-year water planning effort

Plan currently falls short in analyzing the effects of climate change on the ecological health of waterways, imperiled species, and recreational economy

Rivers
#LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #ReviveTheRio, #RioGrande
Oct 18, 2021
Endangered status removed from imperiled Colorado River fish

Crisis looms large for the basin due to climate change and unsustainable use

Rivers, Wildlife
#CORiver, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers, #StopExtinction
Oct 13, 2021
Groups deliver millions of signatures calling for ending federal fossil fuel extraction

Indigenous, climate, and conservation groups holding press conference at the Interior Department in D.C. as part of week-long People Vs Fossil Fuels actions

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Oct 8, 2021
President Biden restores protections for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments

President Trump had gutted two million acres from these national monuments in 2017, which opened some of the public lands to mining and drilling

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove
Oct 6, 2021
Biden administration defends Wildlife Services’ killing of eight wolf pups in Idaho

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack rejected conservation groups' request to stop Wildlife Services from slaughtering weeks-old wolves on public lands

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction