This past week, Trump backed down from plans to auction public lands in Colorado for fracking, but the Administration is still bent on selling off our lands to the oil and gas industry and we’re still pushing back as fiercely as ever to derail these giveaways. Without a […]
Jeremy Nichols is the Climate and Energy Program Director for WildEarth Guardians, a nonprofit environmental group dedicated to protecting and restoring the wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and health of the American West.
WildEarth Guardians, the Center for Biological Diversity, and the Western Environmental Law Center this week pushed back fiercely against the Trump Administration’s plans to open up nearly 100% of the Greater Carlsbad Caverns region for fracking. In a nearly 150 page comment letter, we challenged the U.S. Bureau […]
In 2016, WildEarth Guardians, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Western Environmental Law Center filed suit to overturn the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s sale of more than 400,000 acres of public lands for fracking in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. The lawsuit filed in federal court targeted head […]
In case you missed it, last week the Freedom of Information Act Project released a report detailing how lawsuits enforcing our nation’s bedrock transparency law have more than doubled under the Trump Administration. The report details how suits filed by nonprofits and advocacy groups under the Freedom of […]
This week, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced it would hold off on auctioning hundreds of thousands of acres of public lands for fracking in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming. That’s good news, particularly for the imperiled sage grouse, but it doesn’t leave our public lands in the […]
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is barreling ahead to auction New Mexico public lands for fracking and steamrolling, sidelining, and shunning the American public in the process. The agency yesterday announced its intent to sell more than 84,000 acres of the Land of Enchantment to the oil […]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week released industrial greenhouse gas emissions data for 2017 and while the news centered on the fact that there was a 3% overall reduction in pollution, there are some surprising details among the reporting. Yes, the data continues to show that coal-fired […]