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March 20, 2017 | In the News: E&E News

Smaller Bears Ears Monument Could Trigger Legal Battle

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "The Antiquities Act was really a one-way designation authority that allows the president to designate monuments, but it doesn't grant the president any authority to reverse the designations of his predecessors. When [the president] exercises his power, he's standing in the shoes of Congress. In the same way a president can't, on his own, mend or revoke acts of Congress, he can't go back and amend or revoke monuments, either."

March 16, 2017 | Press Release

Zinke Announces Plan to Axe Fracking Rule

Secretary of Interior directs the Department of Justice to file a motion in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announcing that BLM intends to start a new rulemaking process to rescind the rule

March 15, 2017 | Legal Document

Federal Appellants’ Motion To Continue Argument And Hold Case In Abeyance Pending Administrative Action

Wyoming v. Zinke (10th Cir. Nos. 16-8068, 16-8069). On March 9, 2017, this Court ordered BLM to confirm whether its position in these appeals has changed due to the recent change of Administration. For the reasons stated below, BLM respectfully requests this Court to continue the oral argument and hold these appeals in abeyance pending a new rulemaking by BLM.

March 1, 2017 | Feature

The Lobo's Lament

Meet the Mexican gray wolf, one of the most endangered mammals in North America. Experts believe the genetically weak population could rebound if more wolves are released into the wild. So why is this wolf, and so many of her kind, living out a life in captivity?

February 9, 2017 | Feature

Defending Bears Ears

We cannot let Bears Ears become the testing ground for dismantling the Antiquities Act. An attack on one national monument is an attack on them all. This national monument—and the more than one hundred others—are part of what make this land great.

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