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The Latest On: Public Lands

August 17, 2009 | Case

Expanding the Territory for Yellowstone’s Bison

Earthjustice helped the state of Montana fight off a challenge by stockgrowers to resume the slaughter of bison as they cross Yellowstone National Park’s western boundary into the Horse Butte area of Montana.

July 31, 2009 | Case

Saving the Missouri Breaks National Monument

Earthjustice litigation forced the Bureau of Land Management to inventory the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument for historic and cultural artifacts that were at risk of damage from motorized vehicles.

June 4, 2009 | Blog Post

Tar Sands Create Pipeline To The Past

Canada's vast boreal forest (named for Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind) covers more than a third of the country's total landmass and is a larger ecosystem than the Amazon. In addition to providing habitat for a diverse range of species including moose, lynx, grizzly bears and over 3 billion birds, the peat bogs and wetlands of the boreal forest are among the planet's most effective carbon sinks.

April 30, 2009 | Blog Post

Otero Ruling Could Help Save Roan Plateau

Grins are breaking out in Colorado because of a court decision this week that stymies oil and gas drilling on New Mexico's Otero Mesa grasslands.

The 10th Circuit Court ruled that drilling could not proceed on the Mesa because the Bureau of Land Management violated the National Environmental Protection Act with its leasing plan. In short, the court said, the plan failed to consider impacts on habitat, species and water, and didn't look at alternatives.

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