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

Press Releases
Apr 6, 2004
John Horning, Executive Director Of WildEarth Guardians, Receives Conservation Leadership Award

In special recognition of his notable accomplishments and sustained dedication in the field of public lands and biodiversity conservation in the Southwest

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
Mar 8, 2004
Report Critiques the Bureau of Land Management’s Failure to Protect Environmentally Critical Areas in Four Corners States

Bush Administration Ignores Protection Mandate, Sensitive Habitats Damaged

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround, #WildlandsForWildlife
Feb 10, 2004
Bald Eagle Refuge Opened Up to Drilling – WildEarth Guardians Urges Protections for Eagle

BLM plan would allow the drilling of two new natural gas wells within an area designated to protect the threatened Bald Eagle: The Bald Eagle Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC)

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround
Feb 10, 2004
Private Property And Wildlife Habitat Threatened By Massive Drilling Lease Sale – Groups File Protest Challenging Sale of Drilli

Oil and gas drilling in these places will destroy valuable wetlands and habitat for endangered wildlife like the mountain plover and white-tailed prairie dog

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #KeepItInTheGround
Feb 9, 2004
Endangered Species At Risk From Oil Drilling Plans – Impacts on Aplomado Falcon Cited in WildEarth Guardians Challenge of Otero

WildEarth Guardians Challenges BLM's oil and gas drilling plan for Otero and Sierra Counties. The group argues that the plan will harm the endangered northern aplomado falcon

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround
Feb 9, 2004
Groups Petition EPA to Prohibit Dumping of Coal Ash in Water

New Mexico Environmental Group Seeks to Prevent Additional Cases of Water Contamination

Climate + Energy
#KeepItInTheGround
Jan 26, 2004
Critical Wildlife Areas Endangered By Drilling Plans

Oil & gas leasing decisions by the BLM would further threaten the endangered aplomado falcon and other struggling wildlife, so two conservation groups are seeking protection of wildlife habitat on 87,000 acres in eastern NM, western OK, and SW Kansas

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #KeepItInTheGround
Dec 3, 2003
A Letter from Economists to President Bush and the Governors of Eleven Western States Regarding the Economic Importance…

We are economists, and we are writing to express our concern about federal and state actions that harm the West's natural environment and, as a result, the economic outlook for this region's workers, families, firms, and communities.

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife
Oct 21, 2003
Conservation Groups Challenge Oil and Gas Leasing In Areas Critical To New Mexico’s Imperiled Wildlife

Conservation organizations WildEarth Guardians and Western Resource Advocates filed a protest with the BLM over oil and gas development on lands that are vital habitat fo grassland species: aplomado falcon, black-footed ferret, and Pecos gambusia

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndTheWarOnWildlife, #KeepItInTheGround
Jul 14, 2003
New Mexico Resident Embarks on 4200-mile Cross Country Bike Odyssey to Benefit Environmental Group

Cross-country bicycle tour from Oregon to Virginia to raise awareness of and donations for Santa Fe-based WildEarth Guardians

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Rivers, Wildlife