Wyoming

Stock corrals in way of Path of Pronghorn to go

4/19/2012

A conservation group has won a fight to remove livestock corrals from a pronghorn migration route through the Bridger-Teton National Forest east of Kelly.

BLM Approves Plan To Drill In Wyoming Elk Habitat

8/08/2011
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management gave final approval Friday to a plan for phased gas drilling within the habitat of an unusual prairie elk herd in northeast Wyoming.

 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management gave final approval Friday to a plan for phased gas drilling within the habitat of an unusual prairie elk herd in northeast Wyoming.

The plan could allow Anadarko, Yates Petroleum and High Plains Gas to begin drilling in the Fortification Creek Planning Area next year, BLM project manager Thomas Bills said Friday.

Coalition of Hunters and Conservationists Challenge BLM’s Fortification Creek Drilling Plan (press release)

6/19/2012
Lawsuit filed to protect prized Wyoming elk herd, fragile landscape, and water quality from industrialized gas drilling.

The Powder River Basin Resource Council, Wyoming Outdoor Council, and the National Wildlife Federation, represented by the Western Environmental Law Center, filed a lawsuit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to protect the remote Fortification Creek area of northeast Wyoming’s Powder River Basin from an ill-advised and controversial plan to open this area to industrial scale gas development. 

The Path Of The Pronghorn Protected! (press release 4.18.12)

4/18/2012
Forest Service agrees to remove livestock corrals that impede the pronghorn’s migration.

Conservationists and the US Forest Service today signed a settlement agreement that will protect a 6,000-year-old, critical migratory corridor necessary for the survival of North America’s fastest land animal, the pronghorn. The Path of the Pronghorn is the longest remaining migration of any land mammal in the lower 48 states.

Protecting The Path of The Pronghorn (press release)

11/14/2011
Conservation groups defend ancient critical migratory corridor

Western Environmental Law Center, representing the Western Watersheds Project, took legal action today to protect a 6,000-year-old, critical migratory corridor necessary for the survival of North America’s fastest land animal, the pronghorn. The groups allege that the Forest Service unlawfully authorized the building of structures for private livestock on the public lands, which have the potential to impede pronghorn migration and block the movement of other large mammals.

Protecting the Wolverine

The Essence of Wilderness

If you could characterize the spirit of the West in one animal, it might be the wolverine.   

Fighting Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Industrial Operations

One thing the West is known for: Our clean air. But we have to work to keep it that way. Industrial operations with their heavy machinery are also a part of the West, and these need to be looked at carefully as we consider how to reduce greenhouse gases.

Promoting Renewable Energy with Companies, Nonprofits, Schools, and Communities

In May of 2010, we joined with the other nearly 50 companies, nonprofits, school districts, and municipal agencies to help found the Voluntary Renewable Energy Coalition. Our membership in this coalition exemplifies our wide-ranging work out of the courtroom to join with like-minded people to support next-generation energy laws and policies that will speed our transition from dirty fossil fuels to clean, renewable, carbon-free energy. As a member of this coalition, we support three basic principles.

Environmentalists Challenge More Bush Administration Political Interference in Endangered Species Decisions

10/02/2008

The Center for Biological Diversity today filed five separate lawsuits concerning Bush Administration political interference in designation of critical habitat for six western species, including the western snowy plover, California tiger salamander, southwestern willow flycatcher, Buena Vista Lake shrew and two California plants. The lawsuits represent the latest action in a campaign by the Center to reverse politically tainted decisions concerning dozens of endangered species.

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