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June 22, 2021 | In the News: The Guardian

Activists fear Biden’s climate pledges are falling apart: ‘We aren’t seeing grit’

Drew Caputo, VP of Litigation for Lands, Wildlife, Oceans, Earthjustice: “It’s legally wrong. Every presidential administration has delayed or cancelled lease sales. The Trump administration last year delayed offshore oil leases because of the pandemic and changes in the market. There were no complaints, literally, and it was an unremarkable thing because that kind of thing happens all of the time.”

June 15, 2021 | In the News: E&E News

Utah lawmakers want answers on Haaland's restoration plan

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "The last administration acted unlawfully when it shrank the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, home to thousands of sacred Tribal cultural sites, and of Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, which serves as refuge for countless marine species."

April 21, 2021 | In the News: E&E News

About-face: Army Corps to consult with tribes on WOTUS

Stu Gillespie, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Office, Earthjustice: "It is further proof that the Trump administration's abrupt decision to forgo any consultation with the tribes on the Rosemont mine [jurisdictional determination] was not just unlawful, but based on irresponsible and indefensible policy. The corps must own up to this error by revoking the Rosemont JD and consulting with the tribes before undertaking any action."

April 19, 2021 | Case

Defending the Biden Administration’s Oil, Gas Leasing Pause

On behalf of farmers and ranchers, conservation, recreation, and tribal groups, Earthjustice and the Western Environmental Law Center are defending the Biden administration’s pause on federal oil and gas leasing pending the Department of Interior’s comprehensive review of the program.

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