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Press Releases
Mar 22, 2022
Groups file suit to compel U.S. Interior Department transparency on lack of climate action

Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed over failure of Interior agencies to respond to request for records

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement
Mar 16, 2022
Guardians files suit to protect western Colorado’s clean air from toxic pollution at oil and gas waste facility

Lawsuit targets Polis administration's failure to ensure legally required air pollution permits for oil and gas industry

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir, #KeepItInTheGround
Mar 9, 2022
Omnibus FY2022 budget fails wildlife and wildlands

Congress’ final appropriations bill falls short on funding for endangered species protections, Legacy Roads and Trails

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #Rewilding, #StopExtinction
Mar 8, 2022
Communities expecting another challenging year in the Rio Grande Basin

Plummeting streamflow complicated by nearly 100-year-old agreement

Rivers
#LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RethinkRivers, #ReviveTheRio, #RioGrande
Mar 1, 2022
New petition seeks emergency protections for Northern Rockies wolves

With Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming pushing wolves back to the brink of extinction, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must reinstate Endangered Species Act protections

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Mar 1, 2022
Game of Groans: Fossil fuel lobbyist appointed to New Mexico Game Commission

Wildlife advocates decry extractive industry's disproportionate representation

Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement
Feb 28, 2022
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lists the peppered chub as endangered

Disappearing prairie fish and its habitat receive Endangered Species Act protections

Rivers, Wildlife
Feb 22, 2022
Huge coalition demands pause on oil and gas drilling in Greater Chaco region

In advance of public meetings, groups sound alarm over unchecked drilling and fracking and call for restraint as Interior Department moves forward with Honoring Chaco Initiative

Climate + Energy
#FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Feb 16, 2022
Rio Grande Basin forecast suggests another difficult water year ahead

Increasing aridification and intensifying impacts of climate change complicate situation

Rivers
#LivingRio, #LivingRivers, #PressStatement, #RioGrande
Feb 15, 2022
Federal court rejects massive Montana coal mine expansion

Preliminary ruling finds expansion of Rosebud coal mine illegally jeopardized clean water, climate

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround