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Feds Refuse to Share Information to Protect Rare Wildlife (press release 10.31.14)

Conservationists File Lawsuit to Force Agency Transparency

Today, Western Law Environmental Center and WildEarth Guardians filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C’s federal district court after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to respond to two...

Groups Call for Fracking Moratorium in Four Corners (press release, 10.28.14)

Feds Approving Oil Drilling at Expense of Public Health, Cultural Treasures, Safe Climate

A coalition of local and regional watchdog groups late yesterday demanded the U.S. Bureau of Land Management put the brakes on fracking in northwestern New Mexico until the...

U.S. Methane 'Hot Spot' Bigger than Expected (NASA Science 10.9.14)

Oct. 9, 2014: One small “hot spot” in the U.S. Southwest is responsible for producing the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States – more than triple the...

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Defending and restoring the natural heritage of the West
Protecting and recovering wildlife species indigenous to the West
Fighting dirty energy while promoting a clean, renewable energy future in the West