A Win for Government Transparency

A Win for Government Transparency

We just had to post a sage-grouse happy dance (greater sage-grouse here because Gunny wasn’t available to dance or for a comment), because yesterday, we won our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case! On May 15, 2019, we sent a Freedom of Information Act...

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PRESS RELEASE: Conservation Groups Cheer Latest Court Decision Rejecting Village at Wolf Creek Land Exchange

PRESS RELEASE: Conservation Groups Cheer Latest Court Decision Rejecting Village at Wolf Creek Land Exchange

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2018 A federal appeals court Tuesday dismissed the latest attempt from the would-be developers of the Village at Wolf Creek to reinstate a land exchange rejected by a federal judge last year. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of A...

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PRESS RELEASE: Developers attempt another end run around public on Village at Wolf Creek

PRESS RELEASE: Developers attempt another end run around public on Village at Wolf Creek

The developers of the controversial Village at Wolf Creek recently demanded the Forest Service simply ignore recent court decisions and instead approve road construction to begin the proposed real estate development. In a January 12, 2018 letter to the Forest ...

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RMW’s wildlife win for Gunnison sage-grouse in Court

RMW’s wildlife win for Gunnison sage-grouse in Court

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Rocky Mountain Wild May 3, 2018 Yesterday we had a great wildlife win for Gunnison sage-grouse in Court! Last October, Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW), San Miguel County, San Juan Citizens Alliance, and Conservation Colorado brought a lawsui...

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PRESS RELEASE: Colorado Judge Rules Against Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill License

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2018 Contacts: Travis Stills, Energy & Conservation Law, stills@frontier.net, 970-375-9271 Lexi Tuddenham, Sheep Mountain Alliance, lexi@sheepmountainalliance.org, 617-285-4715 Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild, matt@roc...

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PRESS RELEASE: Trump Administration denies white-tailed prairie dog Endangered Species Act protection

PRESS RELEASE: Trump Administration denies white-tailed prairie dog Endangered Species Act protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 6, 2017 Media Contacts: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild, 303-579-5162, matt@rockymountainwild.org Megan Mueller, Rocky Mountain Wild, 303-704-9760, megan@rockymountainwild.org DENVER, CO— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (...

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PRESS RELEASE: Court Again Denies Red McCombs’ Plea to Approve Village at Wolf Creek

“The Forest Service cannot abdicate its responsibility to protect the forest…” For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017 DENVER, CO –Yesterday, a Federal Court again rejected pleas by the Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture and the Forest Service...

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The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 9

And around we go… By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild June 22, 2017 I could have spent months exploring the canyons and forests of southern Utah. But, when you’re traveling with an almost 3 and 6 year old, knowing when to say when is a necessity. It ...

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The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 3

The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 3

A Threatened Landscape By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild May 31, 2017 The desert of Southern Utah. A landscape crafted by millions of years of wind and water. A place inhabited by wildlife, plants, and ancient civilizations that had to adapt to this harsh ...

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The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 1

By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild May 20, 2017 Let me introduce myself. My name is Matthew Sandler, you can call me Matt, and I am the Staff Attorney at Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW). After someone works at RMW for five years, they are entitled to take a sabba...

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