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

Press Releases
Jan 12, 2021
Latest lawsuit challenges Trump sale of Montana public lands for fracking

Suit underscores need for President-elect Biden to follow through with pledge to ban on new fossil fuel leases on public lands

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Jan 12, 2021
Groups ask USDA Inspector General to investigate proposed Cove Reservoir in Utah

Coalition seeks an investigation into Kane County Water District proposal for $22 million in taxpayer funding and whether it violates federal law

Rivers
Jan 11, 2021
Report details the many problems of traps on public lands

The economics of trapping, the number of species killed by trappers, and environmental harms are among topics covered by report

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #PressStatement, #TrapFreeNM
Jan 11, 2021
Advocates secure new railroad proposal for grizzlies in northern Montana

Since 1980, trains have killed or contributed to the deaths of approximately 52 grizzlies

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Jan 6, 2021
WildEarth Guardians condemns violent occupation and desecration of the Capitol

Calls on Congress to immediately initiate impeachment proceedings against President Trump

#PressStatement
Jan 5, 2021
Guardians calls on federal appeals court to reject sale of public lands for fracking

Opening brief filed challenging oil and gas leasing in Permian Basin of New Mexico

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Jan 4, 2021
Trump administration reissues grazing permit to Oregon arsonist ranchers

Hammonds Ranches, Inc. has documented history of permit violations, criminal convictions, and overgrazing

Public Lands
#PressStatement, #PublicLandsInPublicHands, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jan 4, 2021
Gray wolves lose federal Endangered Species Act protections

WildEarth Guardians mourns loss of protections for all gray wolves across the lower 48 and vows legal action

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction
Dec 23, 2020
Suit strives to restore broad protections to nation’s waterways

Trump administration rollback gutted basic federal protections for 90 percent of the rivers, creeks, marshes, arroyos, ciénegas, and streams in the Rio Grande basin

Rivers
Dec 23, 2020
Feds agree to protect Nassau grouper habitat

Florida, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands Nearshore Waters Need Safeguards

Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction