This small group of people is indeed changing the world.

WELC is on a winning streak, saving wild places, wildlife, and communities across the West.

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Youths secure a big win in Washington state for our climate and for the future of our planet.

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Wolverines will be reconsidered for protection under the Endangered Species Act! Only 250-300 remain in the wild.

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We protected clean water from coal mine pollution in Montana! We stopped toxic metals from being dumped into waterways!

State oil and gas rules are falling short to control methane waste on public lands.

This report shows why a strong federal rule is needed.

VICTORY FOR LYNX IN IDAHO!

The state needs to develop trapping restrictions to protect this rare, wild cat from being inadvertently killed.

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Read about the most important cases our legal team will work on this year to defend the American West's environment and communities.

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Prevent Grizzly Bears from Losing Endangered Species Act Protection!


Watch a 4-minute video that details the risks to Chaco Canyon and why this area must be protected from fracking.

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Groups Protest Oregon Timber Plan Riddled With Loopholes (Press Release 5/16/16)

Latest BLM Plan Increases Clearcutting and Dismantles Streamside Forest Protections for Clean Water, Salmon, and Communities

Today, Earthjustice and the Western Environmental Law Center, on behalf of 22 conservation and fishing groups, filed a formal protest with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) objecting...

Obama Administration Finalizes Safeguards for Methane Pollution (Press Release 5/12/16)

Standards are the First-Ever National Protections Against Methane Pollution from the Oil and Gas Industry

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized standards for methane pollution, a component of natural...

Citizen Groups Challenge Fracking in Santa Fe National Forest (Press Release 5/4/16)

Legal Push Part of Broader Effort to Safeguard Greater Chaco from Oil and Gas Industry

In a bid to protect New Mexico's water, air, and climate, a coalition of environmental groups filed suit yesterday challenging the Obama administration's plan to allow fracking in the...

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