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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!

PROTECTING THE WEST'S WILDLIFE

We're fighting for a future where a wolf’s howl can still be heard through the chilled night air.

DEFENDING OUR WILD PLACES

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

SAFEGUARDING THE WEST FROM FRACKING

We protect communities from dangerous oil and gas development.

WATER IS LIFE

We advocate to restore wild salmon runs, native forests, and clean drinking water.

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"I contribute to WELC so that my children and their children will be protected."
-- Michael Lindsay
WELC's commitment to stemming the climate crisis is needed now more than ever.
Dr. James E. Hansen Climate Scientist

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Fighting Fossils, Letting Go of Regulatory Law (News 4/28/15)

Oregon county embraces a community rights approach to challenge local liquefied natural gas terminal

US fossil fuel exports are on the rise. The fall in global oil prices has bolstered already determined efforts to lift the 1975 ban on US crude oil exports. And as hydrofracking operations...

Suit Filed to Protect Lynx Denning Habitat in Pike-San Isabel National Forest (Press Release 4/27/15)

Guardians Calls on Court to Halt Illegal Logging from Tennessee Pass to Halfmoon Creek

DENVER — Out of concern that heavy logging would ruin landscapes spanning from the beloved and heavily recreated Tennessee Pass to Halfmoon Creek, conservationists filed suit late last week...

The Latest: Court bans shooting in Arizona national monument (High Country News 4/24/15)

BLM suddenly reversed its ban on shooting, leading to a lawsuit.

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Defending and restoring the natural heritage of the West
Protecting and recovering wildlife species indigenous to the West
Fighting dirty energy while promoting a clean, renewable energy future in the West