VICTORY!

We stopped fracking near Chaco Canyon, a sacred UNESCO World Heritage Site in New Mexico.

VICTORY!

President Obama to cut methane pollution from fracking on public lands managed by the BLM.

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.

OUR MOST IMPORTANT PARTNER: YOU

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WELC Event in Eugene on March 5th

Featuring Douglas Chadwick, author of The Wolverine Way


WELC's commitment to stemming the climate crisis is needed now more than ever.
Dr. James E. Hansen Climate Scientist
Celebrating 20 Years!

Front Articles

Headlines

Jordan Cove Comment Period Comes To A Close (Jefferson Exchange Radio Interview 2/13/15)

Susan Jane Brown and Lesley Adams weigh in on Jordan Cove and the comments on it....

National Coalition Plus Tens of Thousands Submit Comments Opposing West Coast Fracked Gas Export Plan (Press Release 2/13/15)

On behalf of a diverse national coalition, including conservation, commercial fishing and private property owners, the Western Environmental Law Center (WELC) and Sierra Club submitted comments...

Oil Industry Creeps Up On Chaco Communities (KUNM Radio Interview 2/12/15)

KUNM Call In Show 2/12/15 8am:

Listen to the show (54:23)

Oil and gas...

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Campaigns

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