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Press Releases
Sep 21, 2023
Agency pauses renewal of Canadian mining company’s permit for exploratory mining in southwestern New Mexico over impacts to endangered species

Exploratory mining in southwestern New Mexico continues to threaten sacred sites, endangered species and critical watersheds

Public Lands
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #ForceForNature, #GreaterGila, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #WildlandsForWildlife
Aug 31, 2023
Judge rules Forest Service violated the law in rolling back forest protections

A federal judge in Oregon makes a sweeping recommendation to protect old growth on six national forests in Eastern Oregon and Washington

Legal Victory, Public Lands
#Climate Forests, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #Rewilding
Aug 30, 2023
GMUG Forest plan revision proposes large increase in logging, shortchanges mature and old growth forest

Under the proposed final plan, roughly 26% of the forest would be designated as suitable for timber production

Public Lands
#ProtectWhatYouLove, #Rewilding
Aug 18, 2023
Court scraps massive Montana logging project threatening grizzlies and old forests

A federal judge ruled in favor of conservation groups and scrapped the massive Black Ram logging project in Montana’s Kootenai National Forest

Public Lands, Wildlife
#Climate Forests, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove, #WildlandsForWildlife
Aug 14, 2023
Court dismisses Utah suits and upholds presidential authority to establish national monuments

Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments remain safe

Public Lands
#ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #ProtectWhatYouLove
Aug 3, 2023
Guardians launches lawsuit to continue fight to protect climate-threatened Joshua trees

In decision to deny protections to Joshua trees, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service again ignores climate change and legal obligations under the Endangered Species Act

Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #StopExtinction, #WildlandsForWildlife
Jul 28, 2023
WildEarth Guardians’ response to the Grizzly Bear Review and Resource Restart Act of 2023

Anti-wildlife Republicans are proposing to remove Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears

Public Lands, Wildlife
#DefendCarnivores, #EndTheWarOnWildlife, #EndangeredSpeciesAct, #PressStatement, #Rewilding, #StopExtinction
Jul 26, 2023
WildEarth Guardians’ statement on Cerro Pelado fire investigation

Guardians calls for major shift in wildfire policy

Public Lands
#ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #Wildfires
Jul 20, 2023
Nearly half a million people call on Forest Service to protect mature, old-growth forests and trees

Public comment period concludes for pathway to rulemaking on how Forest Service manages national forests

Public Lands
#Climate Forests, #ForceForNature, #PressStatement, #Rewilding
Jul 20, 2023
Conservation groups argue in federal court against Forest Service decisions that avoided analyzing commercial logging projects’ environmental impacts

Advocates argue the Forest Service is illegally relying on regulation that excludes certain timber stand and wildlife habitat improvement projects from usual NEPA requirements

Public Lands
#ForceForNature, #PressStatement