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WELC STATEMENT: Vote no on “Dirty Debt Deal”

The Fiscal Responsibility Act—or debt ceiling bill—announced over Memorial Day weekend contains numerous pieces from the failed “Dirty Deal” that would create a decades-long legacy of pollution and further brutalize frontline communities. The Western Environmental Law...

SCOTUS guts Clean Water Act protections, risking western waters

Siding with polluters, the U.S. Supreme Court turned back the clock 50 years gutting Clean Water Act protections for communities, fish, and wildlife.  These impacts will be felt by everyone who cares about clean water, healthy communities, and thriving populations of...

Court upholds expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument made by President Obama in January 2017. President Clinton designated the Monument in 2000 under the Antiquities Act as a biological crossroads and ecological...

Oregon wolf population stagnates

Today, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released its wolf conservation and management report for 2022. It shows weak population growth of only three wolves more than the 175 counted in 2021, and a high 17 human-caused wolf mortalities in 2022. “This is the...

Gov. Lujan Grisham’s climate leadership fades with climate vetoes

Today, a year and a day after the ignition of the climate-fueled Hermit’s Peak wildfire—the largest wildfire in New Mexico history— Gov. Lujan Grisham line-item vetoed all five climate incentives in this year’s New Mexico tax bill. She vetoed these reasonable climate...

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