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elk. Photo Credit Erin Drake

A Guide: Starting Down the “Road to Rollbacks”

In March, the Trump Administration and the Department of the Interior released a back-to-back Executive Order and Secretarial Order  focused on four Interior Department rules for review and possible repeal. …

The Roan Plateau is habitat for some of the country's largest mule deer herds. Image: John Gale

Energy Leases Canceled in Wildlife Habitat

The Interior Department has signed off on two decisions cancelling oil and gas leases on fish and wildlife habitat covering more than 70,000 acres. The areas affected — the Roan …

Federal coal leasing reforms are critical for a just transition to cleaner, more responsible energy sources.  Photo: Jim Murphy

Reforms Needed to Protect Wildlife from Coal Leasing on Public Lands

We stand at a pivotal moment for coal development and public lands.  As our energy sector rapidly shifts from dirty fuel sources to cleaner, safer ones, we have a chance …

Desert tortoise shell, Nevada. Photo by Lauren Anderson

Five Species Feeling the Heat from Methane

Methane is the second most prevalent gas in the U.S., after carbon dioxide, and is an extremely potent greenhouse gas, with 80 times the warming impacts of carbon dioxide over a 20 year …

Pronghorn are one of many species dependent on sagebrush lands. Photo: Judith Kohler

Westerners Speak Out for Sage-grouse, Sagebrush Steppe

The sprawling oil and gas industry, our nations largest emitter of methane, disturb pronghorn habitat (photo: BLM New Mexico)

Voluntary Methane Regulations Not Enough to Protect Wildlife

Greater sage grouse. Photo by Stephen Ting, USFWS

Act Now to Protect the Greater Sage Grouse

black tailed prairie dogs

New Methane Rule: Good News for Wildlife

On Wednesday the Obama Administration announced a significant new step in reducing methane pollution. The President’s goal is to reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40-45% from 2012 levels by 2025. Methane …

Mule Deer

Coal Mines Threaten Mule Deer

UPDATE on 7/30:  BLM accepted a bid for $0.36/ton for the Spruce Stomp coal mine. Its worth noting that the coal company, Bowie Resources, can plan to turn around and sell …

Alaska Postcard

Thanks from Alaska’s Wildlife!

Thanks to public support from thousands of wildlife advocates like you, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and the Bureau of Land Management have announced a plan to protect important …

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