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WELC congratulates, bids farewell to board member Daniel Cordalis

The Western Environmental Law Center offers heartfelt congratulations to board member Daniel Cordalis, who has been chosen to be Deputy Solicitor of Water at the U.S. Department of the Interior. He will step down from the WELC board of directors. We are sorry to lose...

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The Puget Sound ecosystem is threatened by sewage discharges that are causing toxic contamination and massive algae blooms. Stand with Patagonia grantee @nwenvadvocates in demanding better sewage treatment to ensure the survival of declining salmon and orca populations.

Indigenous people & communities of color are on the frontlines of the #climatecrisis. We now have an administration willing to #ActOnClimate, & defend our health & environment. Powerful op-ed from @CleanAirMoms_CO & @CleanairmomsIa. @IndianCountry.

http://bit.ly/38aHzCG

The Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources has voted, 11-9, to advance @RepDebHaaland forward for a full Senate vote. While it seems that Deb has the votes to be confirmed, let's keep up our efforts to widen her support! http://bit.ly/Deb4Interior #DebForInterior

The oil and gas industry is fueling a smog boom in the Permian Basin of #NewMexico.

We're calling on @EPA to put their foot down, hold industry AND @NMEnvDep accountable to putting health and justice first!

https://wildearthguardians.org/press-releases/guardians-calls-on-environmental-protection-agency-to-defend-clean-air-justice-in-permian-basin-of-southeast-new-mexico/

It's quite shocking that we're risking the unraveling of core Earth systems to prop up, for a few more years, fossil fuel industries--and the destructive politics they sow--that are invariably tilting into decline. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/03/02/climate/atlantic-ocean-climate-change.html?action=click&module=Top+Stories&pgtype=Homepage&smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

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