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

Press Releases
Oct 1, 2021
Objections target Biden’s oil leasing plan amid climate “code red”

WildEarth Guardians joins coalition in calling on President Biden to back down from plans to sell more public lands for fracking

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #FrackOffChaco, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases
Oct 1, 2021
Coalition calls on Biden administration to Frack Off Chaco

Groups deliver protests calling on Bureau of Land Management to cancel plans to sell New Mexico public lands for fracking

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #KeepItInTheGround
Sep 30, 2021
Federal grazing program causes extensive damage to public lands, shouldn’t count toward 30×30 goals

Livestock grazing on over 250 million acres of federal public land is a threat to biodiversity and a contributor to the climate crisis

Public Lands
#ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #WildlandsForWildlife
Sep 30, 2021
Federal judge overturns sale of Colorado public lands for fracking

Court's decision is another clear signal that the federal oil and gas leasing program continues to discount the serious impacts of oil and gas extraction on public health and the environment

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Sep 28, 2021
Comments needed on New Mexico’s 50-year water plan

Health of state’s rivers, streams, and riparian areas—and projected impacts to fish and wildlife—not adequately addressed

Rivers
#LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #ReviveTheRio, #StopExtinction
Sep 28, 2021
Peñasco least chipmunk proposed for Endangered Species Act protections

Rare resident of New Mexico’s high country—an indicator of failing ecosystem health—impacted by climate change and habitat loss

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Sep 22, 2021
WildEarth Guardians scores groundbreaking legal win for the Joshua tree

Court rules that the federal government cannot ignore impact of climate change on iconic—and imperiled—Joshua trees

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Sep 20, 2021
WildEarth Guardians calls on EPA to shut down illegal air polluters in New Mexico

State of New Mexico allowing major oil and gas companies to pollute without legally required permits

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Sep 16, 2021
Wildlife disservice in New Mexico: Federal wildlife killing program intends to continue slaughter of native species

USDA-Wildlife Services plans to continue use of traps and poisons and leaves open the possibility of killing wild animals in wilderness

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement, #ProtectPrairieDogEmpires, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction
Sep 15, 2021
Montana puts Yellowstone wolves in the crosshairs

Wolf hunting season opens today in Montana as state eliminated any cap on the number of wolves that can be killed in zones bordering Yellowstone National Park

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife