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Court Rejects Plan to Expand New Mexico Coal Mine

PROTECTING THE WEST'S WILDLIFE

We're fighting for a future where a wolf’s howl can still be heard through the chilled night air.

DEFENDING OUR WILD PLACES

We value wild lands that sustain all life and provide opportunities for recreation and solitude.

SAFEGUARDING THE WEST FROM FRACKING

We protect communities from dangerous oil and gas development.

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We stopped fracking near Chaco Canyon, a sacred UNESCO World Heritage Site in New Mexico.

WATER IS LIFE

We advocate to restore wild salmon runs, native forests, and clean drinking water.

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President Obama to cut methane pollution from fracking on public lands managed by the BLM.

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Pollution partially closes nearly 500 acres of Portage Bay shellfish beds (Bellingham Herald 3/25/15)

Commercial shellfish harvesting is being banned on nearly 500 acres of...

WELC wins victory for native salmon in the McKenzie River (Eugene Register Guard 3/18/15)

We recently achieved a victory in a case challenging the release of hundreds of thousands of hatchery Chinook salmon into Oregon’s McKenzie River. Hatchery fish, different from wild Chinoook,...

Washington Youth’s Climate Case Moves Forward (Press Release 3/17/15)

Today, eight young citizens of Washington state filed their opening brief in...

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Fighting dirty energy while promoting a clean, renewable energy future in the West