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Greater Chaco region wins reprieve from fracking

A federal appeals court today held that the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) illegally approved oil and gas drilling and fracking in the Greater Chaco region of New Mexico, a landscape sacred to Tribes throughout the American Southwest and...

Oregon agency says “NO” to Jordan Cove LNG project

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) today delivered a potentially fatal blow to the Jordan Cove LNG project and the Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline which has faced fierce opposition for more than a decade by a grassroots coalition of impacted...

Greater Chaco: Applause for new State Land Office planning process

Underscoring the need for urgent landscape protection, on Saturday April 27, members of the State Land Office Chaco Working Group including representatives of the Tri-Chapters of the Navajo Nation and All Pueblo Council of Governors gathered at Counselor Chapter House...

Groups applaud strengthened bill to protect Greater Chaco

Members of the Greater Chaco Coalition are applauding New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and New Mexico Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and Congresswoman Deb Haaland for re-introducing the Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019 in the U.S....

Mexican wolf count indicates true recovery is distant

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revealed that 131 Mexican gray wolves survive in the wilds of southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona. The annual count shows a small increase of 14 individuals from last year's total documented count of 117. The...

Groups challenge Flathead Forest Plan’s weak wildlife protections

Two conservation groups, WildEarth Guardians and Western Watersheds Project, have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the U.S. Forest Service’s revised Forest Plan for Montana’s Flathead National Forest. The groups also put the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on notice...