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.


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


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.


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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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Terry Tempest Williams & Brooke Williams statement on Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease purchase rejection (News Release 10/19/16)

[Posted on behalf of Terry Tempest Williams and Brooke Williams]


On October 18, 2016, the Bureau of Land Management...

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Critical Bull Trout Habitat on Payette National Forest (News Release 9/21/16)

WildEarth Guardians, with representation by the Western Environmental Law Center, filed a lawsuit today in federal court challenging the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

Inslee Administration Finalizes Feckless Clean Air Rule (News Release 9/16/16)

Yesterday afternoon at a media-only event excluding the general public, the Inslee administration released a final...

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