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Lawsuit Filed to Protect Rare Colorado, Utah Wildflowers Threatened by Oil Shale Mining

Posted by Megan Mueller - March 26, 2015 - In the News, Newsroom, Press Releases, Uncategorized
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Records Show Fish and Wildlife Service Conceded to Habitat Destruction Demanded by Industry Under the Guise of “Conservation”

DENVER— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today in federal court in Denver challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to deny Endangered Species Act protection to two imperiled wildflowers that live only on oil shale formations in Colorado and Utah. Oil shale and tar sands mining and traditional oil and gas drilling threaten 100 percent of known White River beardtongue populations and over 85 percent of the known Graham’s beardtongue populations.

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Forest Service Ignores Concerns Raised in Objection to Proposed Land Exchange at Wolf Creek Pass, and Confirms that Decision Does Not Protect Lynx

Posted by Lindsey Katapski - March 26, 2015 - In the News, Newsroom, Press Releases
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Golden, CO – The Forest Service announced its intention to provide a Texas developer with public land sought for developing the private Village at Wolf Creek.

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BLM Colorado Fails to Safeguard Important Wildlife Habitat in New Management Plan

Posted by Megan Mueller - February 27, 2015 - In the News, Newsroom, Press Releases

Durango, CO – Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced the adoption of a final plan for managing public lands in southwestern Colorado. This plan fails to designate areas to protect wildlife habitat and to include adequate measures to safeguard Gunnison sage-grouse, a bird recently protected as a threatened species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

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