The Latest On: The Wild
The fossil fuel industry is continuing its efforts to turn Colorado’s pristine Roan Plateau into a industrial drilling zone by filing a challenge to a District Court Judge’s ruling requiring the BLM to conduct a new environmental review of the area. Efforts to exploit Roan Plateau date back to a Bush-era plan that failed to adequately consider the potential impacts of drilling.
Following a lawsuit by Earthjustice, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering granting threatened species protections to the wolverine. In Montana, the state’s Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department has declared it will resist any lawsuit that would ban the trapping of wolverines, a practice that can severely threaten the species’ ability to sustain itself. Wolverines, solitary and far-ranging animals, are already a rare sight in the region.
Earthjustice has worked with our partners for more than a decade to sustain the San Pedro River of southern Arizona. Our attorneys have taken legal action—a series of cases challenging inappropriate groundwater depletions by the U.S. Army’s Fort Huachuca—to keep water in the river until a balance can be struck between the needs of the river and the local communities.