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3/30/2017

Orders from Trump, Zinke reverse nation’s climate and energy policy

As carbon dioxide levels hit levels unseen in 650,000 years and global temperatures continue to rise, the United States government is rolling back climate change policies.

On Tuesday,...

3/22/2017

Eugene environmentalists cheer judge’s recommendation on timber sale northwest of Crater Lake

A federal judge in Eugene has recommended that Umpqua National Forest planners better study the environmental impacts of a potential timber sale 60 miles east of Roseburg, near Crater Lake...

3/06/2017

NM plays key role in methane rule conflict

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Efforts by the new Republican Congress to roll back Obama-era regulations on methane emissions in the oil and gas industry is emerging as one of the first major battles over...

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Press Releases

Press Releases

5/10/2017

Senate rejects bid to kill sensible BLM methane rule (News Release 5/10/17)

Senate heeds 81 percent of Westerners who support methane waste reduction

In a close vote, the Senate chose today to protect taxpayers, public health, and the environment by preserving the Bureau of Land Management methane waste rule. Today's vote reflects...

4/25/2017

Environmental Watchdogs Fight Trump Admin for Withholding Public Information on Climate (News Release 4/25/17)

Groups Initiate Legal Process to Force Disclosure

Today the Western Environmental Law Center, on behalf of WildEarth Guardians, delivered Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management...

4/12/2017

Federal Wildlife Killing Program Sued Over Carnivore Killing in Colorado (Press Release 4/12/17)

Lawsuit Targets Controversial Plan to Kill Black Bears, Mountain Lions in Colorado
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