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February 18, 2013 | Audio

Keeping the Wolverine Wild

Doug Chadwick, a wildlife biologist and journalist for National Geographic, discusses his work to help researchers track wolverines, fierce members of the weasel family. Despite their ferocity, both climate change and trapping threaten the wolverines’ existence.

January 29, 2013 | Case

Protecting Colorado’s Mountain Backcountry

Earthjustice is fighting to halt coal mine expansions plans in Colorado’s iconic West Elk Wilderness Area that will destroy pristine public lands and further lock the U.S. into dirty energy dependence.

January 25, 2013 | Case

Protecting The Southwest’s Iconic Parks From Dirty Air

A fog of haze is obscuring iconic views at national parks throughout the American west, and an EPA loophole for eight dirty coal plants threatens to perpetuate the problem. Earthjustice is suing to clean up these plants and ensure EPA complies with the law.

January 24, 2013 | Press Release: Victory

Door Closed to Drilling in Iconic Utah Parks

The 10th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals today put an end to the energy industry’s attempt to force Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar to issue 77 oil and gas leases at the doorstep of some of Utah’s most treasured and iconic landscapes, including Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Dinosaur National Monument. The leases had originally been auctioned off as part of a last minute give away to the oil and gas industry in the waning days of the Bush administration. Sec.

September 19, 2012 | Feature

Protecting the Grand Canyon Against Uranium Mining

More than 4 million visitors each year seek out the sunset-colored vistas of the Grand Canyon National Park. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar protected one million acres of land around the Grand Canyon by putting a halt to uranium mining. Earthjustice is defending the decision in court.

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