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

Press Releases
Jul 1, 2022
Lawsuit launched to challenge new federal rule that fails to recover Mexican gray wolves 

The new rule perpetuates many of the same flaws as its 2015 iteration which was overturned by federal courts in 2018

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Jul 1, 2022
U.S. Supreme Court strikes another blow at democracy

Last day ruling limits ability of the government to protect clean air, address climate crisis

#PressStatement
Jun 30, 2022
Lawsuit seeks to protect crucial grizzly habitat in Montana’s oldest forests

Massive logging plan on the Kootenai National Forest in northwestern Montana conflicts with Biden’s goal to save carbon-storing trees

Public Lands
#PressStatement
Jun 30, 2022
New legal settlement protects coyotes, wolves in Idaho

Settlement gives Wildlife Services until the end of 2024 to complete a new environmental review of its activities on federal lands, blocking “preventative” killing of wolves and coyotes and placing a long-term moratorium on M-44 "cyanide bomb" use

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife
Jun 29, 2022
Lawsuit challenges Biden’s resumption of oil, gas leasing on public lands

Fossil fuel expansion undermines Biden’s climate goals, campaign promises

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Jun 28, 2022
Rural New Mexico County votes to stop funding federal wildlife-killing

Grant County commissioners voted against renewing a contract with Wildlife Services because the federal program ignored requirements within its last contract

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement
Jun 22, 2022
Statement on Forest Service’s authorization of the Kootenai National Forest’s Black Ram Project

The U.S. Forest Service is using the threat of wildfire to log mature and old growth trees and forests and further harm threatened grizzly bears

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #Rewilding, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jun 22, 2022
WildEarth Guardians calls for major shift in national wildfire policy

Emphasis must be on protecting homes and communities, not more logging and road building across National Forest System lands

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #Rewilding, #Wildfires
Jun 15, 2022
Lawsuit challenges Biden-approved oil drilling permits for failing to protect climate-imperiled wildlife, public lands

Lawsuit is about enforcing the reality that more oil and gas extraction only stands to fuel the climate crisis

Climate + Energy
#FrackOffChaco, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Jun 14, 2022
Guardians, allies challenge Trump-era rule change allowing logging of mature and old growth forests

Groups seek to reverse Trump administration’s last-minute rule change affecting 11,000 square miles of national forest across Eastern Oregon and Washington

Public Lands
#PressStatement