Wildlife Killing Agency Dealt Legal Blow
For decades the USDA's Wildlife
Services has operated in the shadows as though it were above the law but that has
changed following a ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The court
ruled that Wildlife Services’ reliance on forty-year old science—largely outdated
and disproven—is not immune from environmental review. The court held
conservationists can legally challenge the Service in court—which Guardians has
done and will continue to do.
It's Time to Keep our Coal in the Ground
While President Obama just announced groundbreaking rules to cut carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants, the U.S. Interior Department is approving massive amounts of new coal mining, putting our climate in peril. It’s a shocking disconnect that has to end. Right now, Interior is engaging the American public in an honest conversation about the management of our publicly owned coal. WildEarth Guardians is calling on Sally Jewell, the Secretary of the Interior, to chart a path toward keeping our coal in the ground.
Feds Fail to
Prosecute Wildlife Killers
are killing protected wildlife and getting away scott free. We’re working to
end this loophole by asking the federal court to invalidate the so-called
“McKittrick Policy” which has led to this systemic failure to
prosecute. WildEarth Guardians and the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance have
sued the U.S. Department of Justice for failing to prosecute dozens of
individuals who have killed endangered animals protected by the federal
Endangered Species Act. This is a top priority for Guardians and we won’t stop
until this policy is overturned.
Grateful for Guardian Givers
“It’s been a privilege to watch WildEarth
Guardians grow over the past 25 years. From protecting wild places, to wild rivers,
and to endangered species, Guardians represents my values and has my full
support. The Climate & Energy Program is second to none. By developing key interventions, Guardians has been
able to successfully challenge coal mining in the Powder River Basin and shale
oil fracking in Chaco Canyon, while also winning precedent-setting climate
justice victories and coalescing a national movement to end fossil fuel extraction
on public lands everywhere. ...continued here.
Slider Photo credits: Cecil the lion—Zimbabwe National Park/AFP. sage grouse—Tony Morris, Creative Commons, Flickr. lynx—National Parks Service, Jacob W. Frank. wolf pupplies—Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. coal mining—WildEarth Guardians. Thumbprint photos: howling coyote—Sam Parks Photography; keep it in the ground coal logo—WildEarth Guardians. Mexican wolf Echo killed by poacher—AZDFG; Charlotte Levinson—Charlotte Levinson.
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