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Guest opinion: Time isn't right for Yellowstone grizzly delisting

5/30/2017

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is declaring grizzlies in the Yellowstone region recovered and preparing to strip them of their Endangered Species Act protections, likely in early June.

Senate defeats repeal of methane rule

5/11/2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate voted narrowly Wednesday to defeat an effort to repeal former President Barack Obama’s rule clamping down on the venting and flaring of methane gas by oil and gas companies that drill on federal land in New Mexico and around the country.

The 51-49 Senate vote was hailed as a rare victory for environmentalists under the administration of President Donald Trump, but blasted by business groups that called it a devastating, job-killing blow to the industry.

Conservation Groups File Series of Lawsuits to Enforce Transparency Under Trump (News Release 6/14/17)

6/14/2017
Federal Government Stonewalling Efforts to Obtain Public Information on Wildlife, Environment

In a series of legal actions filed today and yesterday, WildEarth Guardians and the Western Environmental Law Center stepped up their efforts to compel the Trump administration to publicly release government records related to the killing of western wildlife and oversight of fossil fuel companies.

Senate rejects bid to kill sensible BLM methane rule (News Release 5/10/17)

5/10/2017
Senate heeds 81 percent of Westerners who support methane waste reduction

In a close vote, the Senate chose today to protect taxpayers, public health, and the environment by preserving the Bureau of Land Management methane waste rule. Today's vote reflects the will of the public, which launched a massive effort to keep the common-sense rule on the books.

Environmental Watchdogs Fight Trump Admin for Withholding Public Information on Climate (News Release 4/25/17)

4/25/2017
Groups Initiate Legal Process to Force Disclosure

Today the Western Environmental Law Center, on behalf of WildEarth Guardians, delivered Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management and Office of Surface Mining.

Federal Wildlife Killing Program Sued Over Carnivore Killing in Colorado (Press Release 4/12/17)

4/12/2017
Lawsuit Targets Controversial Plan to Kill Black Bears, Mountain Lions in Colorado

Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services today over its carnivore-killing program in Colorado.

Eugene environmentalists cheer judge’s recommendation on timber sale northwest of Crater Lake

3/22/2017

A federal judge in Eugene has recommended that Umpqua National Forest planners better study the environmental impacts of a potential timber sale 60 miles east of Roseburg, near Crater Lake National Park, before it can go ahead.

Forest officials say the Loafer timber sale would thin overgrown pine stands and create shrubland patches on about 1,450 acres.

Environmentalists say the logging would take away precious northern spotted owl habitat and degrade popular recreation magnets, including the North Umpqua Trail and Umpqua Hot Springs.

White House rejects scientific consensus, guts U.S. climate policy (Statement 3/28/17)

3/28/2017

In an executive order released by the White House today, President Trump seeks to reverse the core policy safeguards put in place by the Obama Administration to address climate change. The Trump order represents a sweeping attack on action to account for intensifying and anticipated climate impacts to the American West. These impacts include declines in mountain snowpack and streamflow, insect and wildfire outbreaks on our forests, disruptions to urban electricity and water supplies, and drought-induced economic hardship to our farms and ranches.

Judge says timber sale in Crater Lake's back yard could harm wildlife, orders study (Press Release 3/21/17)

3/21/2017

A U.S. District Court in Eugene has issued an order requiring the Umpqua National Forest to more comprehensively study environmental impacts of the proposed Loafer Timber Project timber sale. The Forest Service must complete the study and weigh its findings before proceeding with the timber sale in an area about 60 miles east of Roseburg, Oregon.

In light of lawsuit, coalition defends Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

2/27/2017

ASHLAND, Ore. - Despite two lawsuits being filed by two Oregon timber companies against the expansion, the Soda Mountain Wilderness Council is defending the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

News10 first brought you the news of the expansion when former President Obama announced it on January 12.

Dave Willis, chair of the Soda Mountain Wilderness Council defended the monument in statement, calling it one of the most biodiverse places in North America.

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