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Press Releases
Apr 5, 2021
Governor Lujan Grisham signs bill banning traps, snares, and poisons on New Mexico public lands

New law represents a monumental victory for native wildlife and public lands

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #TrapFreeNM, #WildlandsForWildlife
Mar 31, 2021
Court halts funding of unwarranted Colorado mountain lion and black bear cull

Final phase of lethal project halted

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove
Mar 31, 2021
Coalition to hold virtual press conference in response to whistleblower complaint over Colorado Air Pollution Control Division

Groups to call on governor, attorney general to take action

#COCleanAir, #ClimateJustice
Mar 26, 2021
Wolf-killing rancher loses bid to keep public land grazing permit

The rancher responsible for the brutal death of young Mexican gray wolf "Mia Tuk" lost his case this week against the Gila National Forest

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #GreaterGila, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Mar 25, 2021
Big win for climate, Colorado’s Rocky Mountain high country

Federal board rejects proposed railroad that threatened to haul oil trains through Colorado mountains

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir, #KeepItInTheGround
Mar 25, 2021
Greater Chaco Coalition responds to Interior Department virtual forum on federal oil and gas leasing

Coalition calls on Interior Department, Secretary Haaland to reform federal oil and gas leasing program to protect Greater Chaco Region

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Mar 25, 2021
Another win for climate: Federal court rejects Utah coal mine expansion

Ruling underscores need for Biden administration to protect climate, end federal coal program

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Mar 24, 2021
Rare Rio Grande fish passes first hurdle on path to recovery

Rio Grande shiner receives positive 90-day finding by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service following petition submitted by WildEarth Guardians

Rivers, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RioGrande, #StopExtinction
Mar 19, 2021
Milestone moment for New Mexico’s animals

“Roxy’s Law” to ban traps, snares, and poisons on public lands passes the New Mexico House; advances to the desk of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #TrapFreeNM
Mar 18, 2021
USDA’s Wildlife Services continued its reckless slaughter of coyotes, bears, and wolves in 2020

While overall less native wildlife was killed by Wildlife Services in 2020, native carnivore killing remained rampant

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires, #ProtectWhatYouLove