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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...

WELC statement on NM SB520: The Clean Future Act

As the New Mexico legislation enters its final days, we applaud Senate President Pro Tempore Mimi Stewart for her introduction of SB520, the Clean Future Act. This bill—though modest and yet still facing an uphill battle in the legislature—would nonetheless prove a...

Jenna M.A. Kloeppel joins WELC staff as development director

The Western Environmental Law Center, a nonprofit public-interest environmental law firm, is proud to announce Jenna M.A. Kloeppel as its new development director. Jenna comes to WELC with 10 years of experience in fundraising and sales in the arts. She has worked for...

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