We're On the Offense for Wolverines, Lynx
In July, WildEarth Guardians defended quiet winter landscapes that provide
important habitat for wolverine, lynx, grizzly, and big game from snowmobiles on
the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. We filed an objection to the
U.S. Forest Service’s decision to allow extensive snowmobile use across the
forest’s 3.35 million acres.
Killing Program’s Outrageous Death Toll
“Wildlife Services,” the
federal wildlife killing program, used our tax dollars to kill over 1.6 million
native animals last year, including 731 bobcats, 1,511 gray foxes, 1,534 red foxes,
20,334 black tailed prairie dogs, 480
black bears, 21,557 beavers, 69,905 coyotes, 284
cougars, 384 gray wolves and one critically endangered Mexican wolf. These horrifying numbers highlight the urgent need
for reform of the rogue program.
Chaco Canyon Frack Plans Pulled
Amidst increasing pressure, plans to
auction off more than 2,000 acres of publicly owned oil and gas leases for
fracking near Chaco Canyon National Historical Park have been canceled by the Bureau of Land Management.
WildEarth Guardians joined a broad coalition of groups earlier this year in calling
on the agency to abandon its plans.
Just Transition Now
The Obama Administration is moving to reform the way our publicly
owned coal is managed and this May and June, a series of public hearings
are planned. Our message is clear: it's time to help the western U.S.
move on from coal; it's time for Just Transition.
As industry collapses, it's our opportunity to keep coal in the ground
and help communities transition to more sustainable and prosperous
Slider Photo credits: Bears Ears, Northwest Colorado—Jeffrey Beall, Creative Commons, Flickr. lesser prairie chicken—Greg Kramos, USFWS. strip mine truck—Matthew Brown, AP. cows—WildEarth Guardians. Thumbprint photos: wolverine—Oregon Dept Fish and Wildlife. bobcat—dollarphotoclub.com Chaco mark—WildEarth Guardians. Just Transition banner—WildEarth Guardians.
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