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News & Updates

Nellis Kennedy-Howard joins WELC board of directors

The Western Environmental Law Center, a nonprofit public-interest environmental law firm, is proud to announce the addition of Nellis Kennedy-Howard to its board of directors. Nellis Kennedy-Howard is an attorney with certificates in federal Indian law and natural...

Correcting the record on rotenone

The Western Environmental Law Center has learned of an error in a press release from 2011 regarding the use of rotenone by the U.S. Forest Service. Rotenone is a chemical that kills fish and is used to eradicate invasive species in order to restore native fish in...

Objections target Biden’s oil leasing plan amid climate “code red”

Conservation groups filed formal objections today to the Biden administration’s plans to offer 734,000 acres of public lands for oil and gas leasing amid what the president himself has called a climate “code red.” Oil and gas in the proposed leases contain up to 246...

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"The court's order immediately restores an essential clean water safeguard—and the careful balance of state and federal power to protect clean water—that Congress intended when it wrote the Clean Water Act," says @westernlaw's Sangye Ince-Johannsen. https://cdreams.news/2XD2qfP

We kicked Trump’s ass today on the Clean Water Act. Feels good.

"We feel vindicated by this win today. The court's order immediately restores an essential clean water safeguard," said WELC attorney Sangye Ince-Johannsen…

https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/judge-voids-epa-rule-limiting-state-powers-over-energy-project-permits-2021-10-22/

"The court's order immediately restores an essential clean water safeguard—and the careful balance of state and federal power to protect clean water—that Congress intended when it wrote the Clean Water Act," says @westernlaw's Sangye Ince-Johannsen. https://cdreams.news/2Ze9rUI

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