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Lawsuit filed to defend climate, clean air from fracking in NM Permian

Conservation groups, led by citizens from Carlsbad, N.M., filed suit today to overturn the Biden administration’s approval of nearly 6,000 acres of oil and gas leases in southeast New Mexico’s Permian Basin. Originally authorized by the Trump administration, the...

Federal wildlife-killing program challenged in Montana

Today, four conservation organizations challenged the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Wildlife Services predator killing program in Montana. The legal challenge also includes the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service for approving the program's killing and removal...

Biden heeds public feedback, improves proposed methane rule

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to strengthen methane and other emissions standards as the Biden administration participates in the COP27 climate summit in Egypt. In short, the rule is strong, it could be stronger, and we will work with the...

Forest advocates knock out massive Trump post-fire logging loophole

This month, conservation groups finalized a legal agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to reverse a Trump-era rule excluding vastly more logging in post-fire landscapes from detailed environmental review. The agreement resolves a legal challenge the groups...

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The House held a hearing yesterday on bills to delist grizzlies and gray wolves, an attempt to destroy the safety net the Endangered Species Act provides.

In #ESA50 anniversary, we must restore and strengthen the ESA to confront the extinction crisis.

Admit it - you've checked out for the week.

Do something educational before heading to your usual stool at the local saloon and read this story with its curious filing cabinet and a "urine yellow haze"

Good for #weekend reading, too

Exciting to see some front-page coverage of this landmark case in @nytimes! WELC attorneys are part of the legal team representing the youth plaintiffs alongside attorneys from @youthvgov and McGarvey Law.

As @AbbieDillen said, "People always matter more than laws and regulations."

Thank you @rooseveltinst for having us at "Building the Green Transition: A Justice-Centered Vision for Permitting Reform". Justice should always have a place in the environmental movement.

WELC Executive Director @riogranderift is participating in the @rooseveltinst's "Building the Green Transition: A Justice-Centered Vision for Permitting Reform.

Here's his essay on "good permitting reform" in contrast to what many are discussing:

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