Temporary Ban on M-44 Cyanide Bombs
In response to a petition from Guardians
and allies, USDA “Wildlife Services” removed all M-44 sodium cyanide bombs and
instituted a moratorium on further M-44 use across Idaho's public and private
lands. M-44s recently killed three family dogs and injured one boy in Wyoming
and Idaho. We're demanding the government take necessary steps to ensure the
safety of all people, dogs and wildlife by immediately making this ban permanent
and nationwide. Join us in ending
the war on wildlife.
Move to Block Fracking Giveaway
Moving to defend the climate and cherished public lands in
the American West, including Rocky Mountain National Park, WildEarth Guardians
filed appeals to overturn President Trump’s plans to give away public lands for
fracking in Colorado and Utah. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is proposing
to auction off more than 100,000 acres of public lands in Colorado to the oil
and gas industry, and nearly 25,000 acres of public lands in central Utah are
slated for giveaway for as little as $1.50 an acre. We’re going to do
everything we can to thwart this absurd scheme.
in Protecting Chaco
A resolution defending the Greater Chaco region
from fracking won approval in the New Mexico House of Representatives. House Memorial 70, “Protection of Chaco Landscape,” drew unprecedented
support from Tribes and Pueblos. Although much more remains to be done to fully
protect this sacred landscape from the oil and gas industry the resolution builds
on a similar request from the Navajo Nation which asks the U.S. Bureau of Land
Management to stop fracking in Greater Chaco until the agency can fully protect
the landscape and its people.
Rethinking the Rio Grande
WildEarth Guardians unveiled its bold vision for conserving
water and restoring flows to the Rio Grande in the report and website launched
this month. The plan details the opportunity to move water stored in
low-elevation reservoirs upstream to reservoirs located at higher elevations.
Storing water in this manner would save a huge amount of water each year (otherwise
lost to evaporation) and create the possibility of moving water downstream in a
way that would bolster river flows and support native fish, wildlife and
Slider Photo credits: grizzly bear—Sam Parks Photography. wolf—Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife. sage grouse—Bridgeport, USFWS. bobcat—Erich Brock. Thumbprint photos: coyote—Sam Parks. wildlife impacted by Fracking—WildEarth Guardians. Chaco Culture—WildEarth Guardians. Rio Grande—Adriel Heisey.
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