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Court Rejects Plan to Expand New Mexico Coal Mine!

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Our work led to a court order for BLM to re-evaluate recreational shooting in Sonoran Desert National Monument!

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Timber industry drops appeal of rare species protections on federal land in Northwest!

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We value wild lands that sustain all life and provide opportunities for recreation and solitude.

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Statement on Passing of Scott Reed

 

Forests and the Economy Symposium

WELC Attorney Susan Jane Brown will present on Collaborative Restoration Projects. A free event open to the public.

May 27 in Portland, Oregon

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Free Event: Methane Emissions in the Four Corners 

Discussion led by WELC Executive Director, Erik Schlenker-Goodrich and WELC Senior Policy Advisor, Tom Singer

June 7, 11am in Santa Fe, New Mexico

At the Collected Works Bookstore

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Lynx lawsuit settlement to go out for public comment (Helena Independent Record 5/14/15)

Trappers in two areas of Montana with populations of threatened Canada Lynx may have new regulations in the coming season in the wake of a settlement reached between Montana Fish, Wildlife and...

Fish and Wildlife Commission gives inital OK on trapping restrictions (Bozeman Daily Chronicle 5/14/15)

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission gave initial approval Thursday to new trapping restrictions that stem from a settlement reached on a 2013 lawsuit filed against Montana Department of Fish...

Environmental groups sue BLM over horizontal drilling near Chaco Culture National Historical Park (News 5/12/15)

Industry says activity is safe and current restrictions are adequate

A coalition of environmental groups have asked a federal judge to stop oil and gas production near Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

The groups sought an injunction on Monday against...

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