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Press Releases
Apr 27, 2021
Lawsuit challenges Trump administration approval of southeast Idaho phosphate mine

Bureau of Land Management approved the mine in 2019 on 1,559 acres of ecologically important public land that’s essential to the imperiled greater sage grouse and other species

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #PublicLandsInPublicHands, #WildlandsForWildlife
Apr 26, 2021
Appeal filed to sustain Colorado River flows and stop Gross Dam expansion

Coalition stays the course in fight to halt construction of tallest dam in Colorado history

Rivers
#CORiver, #ForceForNature, #LivingRivers, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers, #StopExtinction
Apr 23, 2021
Huge clearcutting, roadbuilding plan next to Yellowstone National Park opposed

U.S. Forest Service plan for 4,600 acres of clearcuts and bulldozing 56 miles of roads on public lands just outside Yellowstone National Park threatens grizzly bears and Canada lynx

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #WildlandsForWildlife
Apr 22, 2021
An Earth Day gift for national forests and climate resiliency

Legacy Roads and Trails legislation introduced for clean water, connected habitat, and jobs

Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
#EcosystemRestoration, #PressStatement, #Rewilding
Apr 21, 2021
Settlement agreement reached for Windy Gap Firming Project litigation

$15 million leveraged to protect clean water in Grand County, Colorado

Rivers
#CORiver, #ForceForNature, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers, #StopExtinction
Apr 21, 2021
Feds provide habitat protections for imperiled western yellow-billed cuckoo

Broader designation needed to safeguard species and living rivers

Rivers, Wildlife
#CORiver, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #LivingRio, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #RethinkRivers, #StopExtinction
Apr 19, 2021
Diverse coalition moves to defend Biden administration’s pause on selling public lands for fracking

Motion backs the Biden administration’s legality in pausing federal onshore, offshore leasing

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Apr 16, 2021
Interior Department orders give new hope for climate, public lands, and justice

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland reinstates moratorium on coal leasing, sets stage for climate accountability

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#ClimateJustice, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases
Apr 16, 2021
Judge rules against federal sheep station grazing in Idaho’s Centennial Mountains

Government’s analysis failed to account for impacts to grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, and other vulnerable wildlife

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Apr 14, 2021
Over 200 groups to President Biden: Align federal fossil fuel programs with U.S. climate goals

Groups call for U.S. Department of the Interior to phase out fossil fuel production

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround