VICTORY!

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

VICTORY!

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

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.

WATER IS LIFE

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

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Front Articles

Headlines

Forest Service agrees to study impacts of 5 Colo. wells (E&E News 1/20/15)

The Forest Service will go back and analyze five previously approved natural gas wells proposed to be drilled in a western Colorado forest, according to conservation groups that challenged the...

U.S. Forest Service Withdraws Oil and Gas Drilling Approval in the Gunnison National Forest, Headwaters of the North Fork Valley (Press Release 1/20/15)

Conservationists settle lawsuit after the government agrees to conduct a comprehensive environmental analysis of the drilling project

Conservationists have settled a lawsuit that challenged the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a new natural gas drilling project in Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest without conducting the...

Big stink over methane emissions (News 1/14/15)

Local industry leaders and environmental organizations are lining up for and against a White House announcement on Wednesday that federal agencies are preparing new rules to reduce methane...

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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