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Press Releases
Nov 7, 2022
“No More Sacrifice Zones”

Guardians and allies protest in response to Bureau of Land Management proposed fracking auction of 260,000 + acres in New Mexico, Wyoming, and Kansas

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #FrackOffChaco, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Oct 27, 2022
Wildlife advocates sue to stop unscientific, senseless wolf slaughter in Montana

Lawsuit alleges State actors flouted law, relied on outdated, unscientific data

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Oct 27, 2022
Advocates challenge Biden double-down on Trump-era fracking on sacred land in Greater Chaco

Lawsuit filed to protect Greater Chaco region from unchecked drilling and fracking

Climate + Energy
#FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Oct 25, 2022
WildEarth Guardians, Oxy agree on terms to resolve alleged clean air violations, curb air pollution at oil and gas facilities in southeast New Mexico

Legal settlement commits Oxy to make operational changes and invest $5.5 million in emissions prevention at its southeast New Mexico facilities, paying a $500,000 penalty and contribute $500,000 for area air quality and public health improvement projects

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Oct 20, 2022
New Mexicans won’t be fooled: “New water” = toxic radioactive frackwaste

Clean water and communities advocates host Rio Grande presser in response to “New Water” conference and efforts to sacrifice rivers, crops, and health for frackwaste management

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement, #RioGrande
Oct 19, 2022
Conservation groups initiate legal action over trespass livestock grazing in Valles Caldera

For years, cattle have illegally entered the Valles Caldera National Preserve from neighboring U.S. Forest Service grazing allotments, damaging riparian areas and important wildlife habitat

Public Lands
#PressStatement
Oct 17, 2022
Aquatic critical habitat proposed for threatened Nassau grouper

Coral reefs near Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands would be safeguarded

Wildlife
#PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Oct 11, 2022
Guardians to Forest Service: Stop allowing killing of tens of thousands of native carnivores

Petition urges U.S. Forest Service to fulfill its legal obligation to mandate carnivore coexistence measures in its grazing program, saving wolves, bears, and other carnivores from slaughter

Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #WildlandsForWildlife
Oct 5, 2022
Mexican wolf recovery plan revision draws mixed reviews from wildlife advocates

Plan limits wolf population to an average of 320 wolves, whereas top wolf scientists have recommended at least 750 wolves in the wild

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Oct 4, 2022
Federal judge rules massive Montana coal mine expansion illegal

Court ruled that the federal Office of Surface Mining failed to consider the impacts on water resources, the Yellowstone River, and the climate

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement