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The Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) is a high-impact, nonprofit public interest environmental law firm with a 27-year legacy using the power of the law to safeguard the public lands, wildlife, and communities of the American West in the face of a changing...

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The Bureau of Land Mgmt. wants to eliminate environmental review on post-disturbance (usually post-fire) logging up to 5,000 acres. Here's a visual of our comments on the proposal, which goes against [THIS MUCH] science.

COMMENTS: #forestry #forests

Over 50 New Mexico officials to @GovMLG, @NMEnvDep & @EMNRDnm: "We must move forward with rulemaking efforts to #cutmethane waste and pollution."  #nmpol

NEWS RELEASE: Lawsuit: @USFWS ignored court order on southern Rockies #lynx critical habitat

@wildearthguard @Wildlife_West @WildforGood #wildlife #endangeredspeciesact #endangeredspecies


It’s not an overhaul, it’s an evisceration.

Banal & disingenuous rhetoric that this is just an “overhaul” ignore the clear intent of this rule: to subordinate the public interest in environmental protection to industry-driven destruction of the environment for profit.

Amy Carlile@amycarlile

REGULATIONS: White House finishes review of NEPA rule overhaul via @EENewsUpdates

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