WildEarth Guardians pushes back against a proposal to expand two federal coal leases in a national forest in Utah.
The city of Farmington recently joined other New Mexican cities proclaiming Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day. Across the Southwest, U.S. governments are increasingly acknowledging the historic and current contributions that First Nation peoples have brought to the region. In New Mexico, Gallup, Grants, Albuquerque and Santa Fe (city and […]
Rebecca Sobel is not only WildEarth Guardians’ Senior Climate and Energy Campaigner, she’s our leading on-the-ground expert and advocate for the Greater Chaco region of northwestern New Mexico. As we’ve written about before, Greater Chaco is under siege by fracking. WildEarth Guardians, together with a broad coalition, has […]
In spite of calls from the Navajo Nation for a moratorium on fracking in the Greater Chaco region of northwestern New Mexico, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management has continued to rubberstamp industry demands for more drilling permits. As we wrote earlier this year, […]
Last week, WildEarth Guardians joined hundreds in protesting the Entrada, a long-running annual pageant recalling the 1692 retaking of Santa Fe, New Mexico by Spanish conquistadors. Protests against the Entrada are inextricably linked to our efforts to protect sacred sites from on going corporate occupation and fossil fuel […]
As I write this rain is still falling in Houston, moving eastwards on Port Arthur and New Orleans. There is so much rain, Hurricane Harvey is being called a “once-in-a-million-year event.” But, we know better. We know Hurricane Harvey is a byproduct of climate catastrophe. We know if we […]
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 […]