WildEarth Guardians

WildEarth Guardians protects and restores the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West. Driven by passion, we’ve tackled some of the West’s most difficult and pressing conservation challenges over the past three decades. We’ve celebrated small victories (banning leghold trapping in the state of Colorado), monumental triumphs (ending logging on more than 21 million acres in the Southwest), and everything in-between.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Latest Lawsuit Challenges Trump Sale of Montana Public Lands for Fracking
Citing the failure of the Trump administration to protect the climate and clean water, a coalition today filed suit to overturn the sale of more than 58,000 acres of public lands for fracking in Montana. The lawsuit comes as President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to end the sale of public lands to...
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Monday, January 04, 2021
Gray Wolves Lose Federal Endangered Species Act Protections
Today, the Trump administration’s decision to prematurely strip gray wolves of federal Endangered Species Act protections takes effect. The decision, first announced on October 29, 2020, applies to all gray wolves in the lower 48 states despite the lack of scientific evidence showing true recovery...
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Monday, January 04, 2021
Trump Administration Reissues Grazing Permit to Oregon Arsonist Ranchers
In the very last moments of 2020, the Bureau of Land Management issued a proposed decision to award grazing privileges to Hammonds Ranches, Inc., despite the history of abuses of grazing privileges by these public land’s ranchers—including actions leading to arson convictions. The BLM notified...
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Thursday, December 17, 2020
WildEarth Guardians Lauds Biden’s Pick of Haaland for Interior Secretary
According to the Washington Post , President-elect Joe Biden has picked Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico to join his Cabinet as Secretary of the Interior. Representative Haaland, a 35th generation New Mexican and an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, would be the first Indigenous...
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Monday, November 16, 2020
Federal Court Again Slams Trump Administration for Ignoring Climate Consequences of Selling Public Lands for Fracking
A federal court ruled on November 13 that the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (the Bureau) failed to disclose the climate impacts of selling more than 300,000 acres—or 475 square miles—of public lands for fracking and oil and gas extraction in Wyoming. “The fossil fuel...
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