Late yesterday, we filed our opening salvo in a federal appeal to block hundreds of fracking wells in the Greater Chaco region of northwest New Mexico. The brief, filed together with the Western Environmental Law Center, Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment, San Juan Citizens Alliance, and Natural Resources Defense […]
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.
We reported last week that in 2018 so far, the Trump Administration had proposed to put more than 3.8 million acres of public lands in the American West on the auction block for fracking. This week, however, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced plans to auction more […]
A grassroots coalition is pushing back against Trump Administration plans to auction nearly 70,000 acres of Montana public lands for fracking this December. In a letter yesterday, groups representing tens of thousands of Montanans called on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to hold public hearings around the […]
WildEarth Guardians today delivered a message to Trump’s Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, and the U.S. Office of Surface Mining: Take action to limit toxic air pollution at coal mines or face a lawsuit in federal court. At issue is the creation of poisonous orange clouds when […]
A grassroots coalition this week called on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to hold public hearings around the agency’s latest plans to auction more than 200,000 acres of public lands in Colorado for fracking. The demand comes as these latest fracking plans threaten many of Colorado’s iconic […]
In spite of mounting opposition to fracking in the Greater Chaco region of northwest New Mexico, including proposed federal legislation that would take a small step forward in protecting the region, the Trump Administration’s Bureau of Land Management is plowing ahead to open up more lands to the […]
Last week, WildEarth Guardians filed suit over the Trump Administration’s failure to inspect 120,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines on American public lands. As part of our legal confrontation, we also demanded the Administration impose a moratorium on new pipeline approvals on public lands unless and until […]