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Press Releases
Feb 9, 2021
“Protect Our Water” fracking waste bill passes New Mexico Senate Conservation Committee

Supporters cheer step forward to protect public health, environment, and freshwater from toxic fracking waste

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Feb 4, 2021
Federal court rejects Montana coal mine expansion on climate, clean air grounds

Ruling underscores need for Biden administration to reform federal coal management

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Feb 2, 2021
“Pause Fracking for Protections” bill introduced to safeguard New Mexicans from oil and gas impacts

Bill would pause the state’s approval of new fracking permits for four years and complements recent federal actions to move beyond dirty fossil fuels

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Jan 27, 2021
WildEarth Guardians celebrates monumental climate action by President Biden

More work lies ahead, but today’s climate orders mark big steps toward a just transition, protecting public lands, and keeping dirty fossil fuels in the ground

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #NoNewLeases, #PressStatement, #SafeguardTheSagebrushSea, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jan 26, 2021
Coloradans call for halt to new fossil fuel leasing, permitting on public lands

Thirty-two climate, conservation, religious, and business groups in Colorado call for bold climate action

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Jan 25, 2021
Millions of Americans, hundreds of groups support halting fossil fuel leasing, permitting on public lands, oceans

Frontline groups, communities call on President to put climate, justice first

Climate + Energy
#GreaterChaco, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Jan 21, 2021
Coalition steps up legal push to defend Greater Chaco from fracking, bolster support for President Biden to ban fracking

More fracking in sacred landscape underscores need for President Biden to immediately enact ban on new oil and gas leasing, permitting on public lands

Climate + Energy
#GreaterChaco, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
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 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
Dec 17, 2020
Guardians lauds Biden’s historic pick of Haaland for Interior Secretary

First Native Cabinet Secretary will make climate and environmental justice a centerpiece of Interior Department

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife