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Drilling the Climate (press release)

4/23/2008
Colorado Oil and Gas Auction to Fuel Global Warming, BLM Ignoring its Responsibility to Protect Colorado’s Climate

A coalition of local, regional, and national citizens groups today challenged the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s decision to open up more than 174,000 acres of Colorado to oil and gas drilling without taking action to protect Colorado’s climate. Despite the growing dangers of climate change to Colorado, the agency is ignoring the natural gas industry’s global warming pollution as it feverishly promotes a runaway drilling boom.

Conservation Groups Win Reconsideration of the “Village” at Wolf Creek Development (press release 2.19.08)

2/19/2008

Conservationists concerned about detrimental impacts to the environment and wildlife with the proposed “Village at Wolf Creek” development celebrated a monumental victory today. Culminating 16 months of legal wrangling, the U.S. Forest Service and developer Red McCombs agreed to go back to the drawing board and complete a fair and unbiased Environmental Impact Statement for the controversial development proposed at the top of Wolf Creek Pass in southern Colorado.

Feds Asked to Include Lynx in New Mexico (press release 6.11.07)

6/11/2007
Comments on 5 year status review argue that the wildcat’s habitat extends

Santa Fe, New Mexico  – Conservation groups argued today that the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) must update classification and status for the threatened Canada lynx to include its habitat in northern New Mexico. The FWS maintains that lynx have no “Endangered Species Act (ESA) status” in New Mexico. The Southern Rocky Mountains do not abruptly end at the Colorado State line.

Defending the Land

8/27/2007
Western Environmental Law Center takes a stand for our environment.

Confronted with seemingly insurmountable odds, superheroes overwhelm their enemies, saving countless lives from inevitable death. In much the same way, Western Environmental Law Center’s staff takes on corporations, government agencies and even the Bush administration to save or otherwise protect the environment,wildlife and communities in the western United States.

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