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Press Releases
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
May 6, 2003
Drilling Proposal Near Bitter Lakes Refuge Protested

New oil and gas wells near Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge could harm sensitive wildlife

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround
May 1, 2003
Oil and Gas Development Threatens Bitter Lakes-WildEarth Guardians Appeal to Save Endangered Species and Unique Aquatic Habitat

We have an ecological oasis to protect here. The refuge maintains the last remaining habitat for several incredibly rare species.

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround
Apr 30, 2003
WildEarth Guardians Files Appeal to Challenge the Bitter Lakes Habitat Protection Zone Environmental Assessment

The BLM sanctioned oil and gas lease development is based in generalized science, without proven and testable means to preserve hydrological resources in the Pecos Basin

Climate + Energy, Wildlife
#EndangeredSpeciesAct, #KeepItInTheGround
Jan 17, 2003
Federal Study of West’s Energy Resources Reveals Broad Availability of Oil and Natural Gas

This report validates the claim that there are ample available energy resources in the west without gutting the wilderness and endangered species protections presently in place

Climate + Energy, Public Lands, Wildlife
#KeepItInTheGround