Washington, DC

Wyden, Manchin, Cantwell Introduce Legislation to Help Prevent Catastrophic Wildfires

U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., today introduced legislation to help prevent the blistering and destructive infernos destroying homes, businesses and livelihoods and becoming all too common as the climate crisis grows.
Denver, Colo.

Defenders of Wildlife Puts U.S. Forest Service on Notice for Bad Forest Plan

Defenders of Wildlife notified the U.S. Forest Service today that they will be filing a lawsuit over the agency’s failure to protect the Canada lynx
Boise, Ida.

Idaho Documents Reveal Weeks-old Wolf Pups Among 570 Maimed, Slaughtered Wolves

As the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced last week that the removal of wolves from Endangered Species Act protection nation-wide is “very imminent,” new

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VENTURA, Calif.

Judge Allows Conservation Groups to Defend Ventura County Wildlife Connectivity from Industry Legal Challenge

In a ruling this week, a judge formally granted permission to four conservation organizations to help defend Ventura County’s innovative wildlife connectivity ordinances—the first of their kind in California.
SACRAMENTO

Sea Otter Tax Fund Legislation Passes Legislature, Moves to Gov. Newsom for Signature

This week, Senate Bill (SB) 587, the California Sea Otter Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund, passed the state legislature and will now move to Governor Newsom’s desk for signature.
Washington, DC

Proposed rule cuts the public out of oil and gas leasing decisions for National Forests

On September 1, the administration will release its plan to make it easier for companies to drill for oil and gas on U.S. Forest Service lands. The proposed rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday.
Anchorage, AK

Defenders Sues to Protect Alaska’s Bears and Wolves

A lawsuit filed today in federal District Court in Alaska charges the Interior Department and National Park Service with violating multiple laws when adopting a rule that would open up national preserves in Alaska to hunting practices like baiting brown bears and killing wolves during the denning season.
Washington, DC

New Senate Climate Plan Takes Aim at Fossil Fuel Industry

Today, the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis released its 200-page plan for addressing climate change by accelerating the transition to a clean
Rachel Brittin
Rachel Brittin
Vice President, Communications
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Gwen Dobbs
Director of Media Relations
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Katherine Arberg
Communications Specialist
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Rebecca Bullis
Communications Associate
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Jake Bleich
Communications Associate
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Kerry Skiff
Communications Coordinator
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