WildEarth Guardians pushes back against a proposal to expand two federal coal leases in a national forest in Utah.
This week, Guardians discovered some very alarming news: Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s Bureau of Land Management is greasing the skids allow fracking in the Grand Canyon State of Arizona. The agency has received “expressions of interest” from the oil and gas industry demand that they be […]
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management just released oil and gas leasing statistics for fiscal year 2017 (so that’s October 1 – September 30, 2017) and the results still confirm that there is absolutely no need to lease more public lands for fracking. The data shows that at […]
The Greater Chaco region won a reprieve when the Trump Administration responded to public and Tribal pressure and last March canceled plans to auction off more than 4,400 acres of public lands for fracking. Now, however, the oil and gas industry is doubling down efforts to turn this […]
This week, WildEarth Guardians filed appeals challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s sale of more than 17,000 acres of public lands in southeast New Mexico to the oil and gas industry for fracking. Our appeals, which were filed with the Interior Board of Land Appeals, seek to […]
Our Public Lands Are Under Attack Almost every action that Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has taken since being appointed has been an attempt to grease the skids for the fossil fuel industry to buy up and destroy public lands in the American West. First, there […]
Earlier this month, WildEarth Guardians filed opening briefs in lawsuits challenging coal mine expansions in Colorado and Montana, setting the stage for defending our public lands, climate, and clean energy future. West Elk Coal Mine Lawsuit The first brief was filed in our suit over the West Elk […]