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Shannon Avery Hughes

Climate Guardian at WildEarth Guardians, based in Denver. Working to keep coal in the ground and transition the United States to a more sustainable energy economy.

JD/LL.M., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2016
B.A., Indiana University, 2009

Statement from WildEarth Guardians: White Supremacy is Not Welcome Here

While this blog is dedicated to detailing WildEarth Guardians’ efforts to confront climate change in the American West, the reality is, saving our environment is inextricably linked to advancing tolerance, defending equality, and empowering social justice. Whether it’s the fact that climate change and environmental destruction disproportionately affect […]

These Are Our National Monuments

In case you missed it, on April 26, Trump issued an executive order requiring Secretary Zinke to review national monuments that were set aside for public use under the 1906 Antiquities Act. The order, which appears to affect 25 existing national monuments, is sure to spark an intense political and legal battle. The Antiquities Act gives presidents […]