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Dr. Brian Henning joins WELC board of directors

The Western Environmental Law Center, a nonprofit public-interest environmental law firm, is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Brian Henning to its board of directors. Dr. Brian G. Henning is professor of philosophy and of environmental studies at Gonzaga...

Biden administration to restart oil, gas leasing on public lands

The Bureau of Land Management announced today it will resume oil and gas leasing on public lands, violating Biden’s campaign promise to end new oil and gas leasing and locking in new extraction that thwarts his pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Despite its...

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NEWS RELEASE: Lawsuit challenges Biden’s resumption of oil, gas leasing on public lands

https://westernlaw.org/lawsuit-challenges-bidens-resumption-of-oil-gas-leasing-on-public-lands/ @CHCDelta @CenterForBioDiv @wildearthguard @sierraclub @wildadvocate @Waterkeeper @MTEIC #BidenKeepYourPromise #ActOnClimate #ClimateAction

Overburdened communities bear the brunt of oil & gas waste and pollution. @EPA should follow @GovMLG's lead and finalize strong #CutMethane rules that include key provisions like frequent leak inspections at smaller wells. Via @CCurrentArgus https://bit.ly/3HNwyI6 #nmpol

NOW HIRING: WELC seeks a DEPUTY DIRECTOR!

Location: Flexible in western U.S.

Salary: $100K-$150K

WELC is an Outside Best Place to Work three years running (#3 in 2021!) and a Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics recipient.

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BREAKING: Suit stops 35,000 acre fracking plan on Colorado's Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison National Forests.

Thanks to @CenterForBioDiv Citizens for a Healthy Community @WildWorkshopCO High Country Conservation Advocates @wildearthguard @westernlaw

https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/federal-judge-stops-35000-acre-fracking-plan-in-western-colorado-2022-05-20/

VIDEO: #oilandgas equip't constantly pollutes methane & VOCs which puts nearby communities at risk. See for yourself as field advocates Kendra Pinto & Andrew Klooster share a glimpse behind the lens of their Optical Gas Imaging camera on the Navajo Nation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-rYsTiox6Y

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