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

Press Releases
Oct 4, 2022
Guardians, allies win major appeal in challenge to expansion of Colorado’s Gross Dam

If completed, the expansion would make the Gross Dam the tallest in Colorado, further draining the Colorado River at the expense of downstream users and ecosystems

Rivers
#LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers
Oct 3, 2022
Wildlife advocates challenge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over rule that fails endangered Mexican gray wolves

Agency knows exactly what it needs to do to further lobo recovery, but unfortunately USFWS won’t do it without being sued over and over again

Wildlife
#PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Sep 29, 2022
Indigenous and conservation groups to federal court: Protect Greater Chaco region from illegal fracking

10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver hears arguments in lawsuit challenging Trump-era drilling permits in Greater Chaco Landscape

Climate + Energy
#FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Sep 27, 2022
Massive public lands oil and gas drilling plans in Utah set aside for climate

Biden administration upholds WildEarth Guardians challenge to nearly 6,000 oil and gas wells in Uinta Basin of northeast Utah

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Sep 19, 2022
Canadian mining company stakes new claims on the edge of America’s first wilderness

Expansion threatens Mexican spotted owl, Gila trout, and multiple critical watersheds

Public Lands
#GreaterGila, #PressStatement
Sep 16, 2022
Legal agreement results in EPA taking action on deadly smog pollution in Denver, other cities

Affected areas in Colorado, Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey, and New York are home to nearly 40 million people

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir
Sep 15, 2022
Tribal, environmental justice, health, and climate coalition calls on U.S. Interior Secretary to protect Greater Chaco Region from fracking

Despite promise to Honor Chaco, Bureau of Land Management rubberstamping Trump-era oil and gas leasing, more oil and gas extraction

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #FrackOffChaco, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Sep 14, 2022
Imagine Nation Brewing and WildEarth Guardians team up for Wolf Hearted IPA

Wolf brew will be released to the public on Thursday, September 15

Wildlife
#PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Sep 12, 2022
Lawsuit aims to protect grizzlies from expanded livestock grazing in Montana’s Paradise Valley

U.S. Forest Service is ignoring both the best available science and its legal responsibility to protect wildlife

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Sep 7, 2022
Biden administration commits to block drilling, reconsider sale of 58,000 acres of public lands for fracking in Montana, Dakotas

Settlement agreement resolves lawsuit challenging Trump administration’s failure to protect climate, groundwater

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement