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Conservation groups unite to protect threatened species in Colorado

Today, Defenders of Wildlife, The Wilderness Society, the San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, San Juan Citizens Alliance, WildEarth Guardians, and the Western Environmental Law Center filed two lawsuits against the United States Forest Service over its newly revised...

Biden administration strengthens safeguards for methane pollution

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed two pollution rules for methane, a component of natural gas, and other pollutants from new and modified sources in the oil and gas sector. Methane is a critical aspect to addressing the climate crisis, as it is...

Judge: Montana DEQ failed to protect water near Rosebud Coal Mine

In an important victory for clean water in Montana, a Montana district court judge ruled on Thursday that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) repeatedly ignored the law and failed to protect water quality from an expansion of the Rosebud coal strip...

Mexican wolves see improved but imperfect management rule

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed a new rule for managing the recovery of endangered Mexican gray wolves. In a major improvement for lobos, the wild population would no longer be arbitrarily capped at 320 wolves. And the Service would have more...

Challengers to Jordan Cove LNG get their day in federal court

Oral argument for lawsuit challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal and Pacific Connector gas pipeline (Evans v. FERC) is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28 WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 6:00am-9:30am PST. WHERE:...

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...

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