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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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Our planet is in crisis, and if we don’t immediately pass Democrats’ critical #BuildBackBetter packages, we’ll miss out on our best opportunity to take the first step toward ending climate change. #Thread 🧵

NEW: A bipartisan majority of voters, 70%, want @EPA to put in place strong, comprehensive safeguards to #CutMethane from the oil & gas industry. Smaller wells shouldn't have a pass to pollute. See the polling from @EDFaction in @MorningConsult →

New polling from @MorningConsult shows broad bipartisan support for strong, comprehensive #CutMethane safeguards. It's time for @EPA to hold polluters in the oil & gas industry accountable, & confront the #ClimateCrisis head-on. More from @EDFaction →

If you work in climate/energy circles or live in TX or NM, you know "The Permian." But if you don't, or just want to think more deeply about the climate, environmental, or community impact of the boom-bust fossil fuel cycle, this is fantastic.

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