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

Press Releases
Mar 21, 2023
Toxic oil and gas spills overwhelm New Mexico regulatory agencies

State agencies continue permitting new pollution sources despite lack of enforcement and oversight, exacerbating climate crisis

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround
Mar 16, 2023
Lawsuit launched over delay on petition to phase out oil drilling on public lands

U.S. Interior Department put on notice over failure to take action for the climate

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Mar 8, 2023
Utah’s largest coal producer surrenders leases to millions of tons of coal in legal settlement

Agreement resolves lawsuit challenging federal government’s failure to protect climate

Climate + Energy
Feb 24, 2023
WildEarth Guardians to sue EPA to take over New Mexico oil and gas air permits

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration illegally failing to revise permits to comply with Clean Air Act

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Feb 22, 2023
Guardians to New Mexico: Stop approving illegal air pollution permits for oil and gas industry

New Mexico Environment Department approving permits with dangerous loopholes

Climate + Energy
#JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Feb 2, 2023
Federal appeals court rejects oil and gas drilling and fracking in northwest New Mexico’s Greater Chaco region

Court win overturns Biden administration, halts new drilling, gives new hope for protection for Navajo communities, culturally significant landscape

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #FrackOffChaco, #GreaterChaco, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Jan 11, 2023
More than 300 groups urge Biden Administration to manage public lands and waters in line with his climate promises and international commitments

For the climate, federal government must phase out fossil fuels

Climate + Energy
#ClimateJustice, #JustTransition, #KeepItInTheGround, #PressStatement
Dec 14, 2022
Colorado judge rules Polis Administration broke air quality law over West Elk Coal Mine permit

Coal mine releases massive amounts of harmful air and climate pollution

Climate + Energy
Dec 14, 2022
Greater Chaco advocates travel from New Mexico to call on congress for environmental justice for Greater Chaco

A delegation of Indigenous community leaders and Greater Chaco protectors traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby members of congress

Climate + Energy, Public Lands
#ClimateJustice, #KeepItInTheGround
Dec 6, 2022
Lawsuit aims to protect Colorado Front Range air from oil and gas industry’s pollution

Polis Administration Failing to Ensure Polluters Comply With Air Quality Laws

Climate + Energy
#COCleanAir, #KeepItInTheGround