Media Coverage

Advocates for the West and our work to protect public lands, water, fish, and wildlife are regularly featured in national and regional media. For media inquiries, contact Will Shoemaker, Communications & Engagement Director, at


5/31/2024Bloomberg LawOregon Diesel Refinery Project Needs Federal Review, Suit Says
5/26/2024The Salt Lake TribuneTribune editorial: Make use of the latest chance to weigh in on planned highway through Red Cliffs NCA
5/17/2024Daily MontananGroups sue over grazing agreements in Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
5/17/2024Bozeman Daily ChronicleEnvironmental groups sue over Red Rock refuge grazing permits
5/16/2024ABC4New environmental study on Northern Corridor says contested highway could lead to more wildfires, invasive weeds
5/15/2024Bloomberg LawCattle Grazing Approved Without Studies, Oversight, Suit Says
5/15/2024Montana StandardGrappling with grazing: 2 environmental groups file suit against Red Rock refuge
5/15/2024KUERWill BLM’s new Northern Corridor Highway report slow a road St. George says is inevitable?
5/14/2024Salt Lake TribuneEnvironmental study says building ‘critical’ St. George highway would spread weeds, cause fires and threaten tortoises
5/13/2024BoiseDevStibnite air permit sent for further review surrounding arsenic emission questions
5/12/2024KTVB7Stibnite gold mine air permit review over environmental concerns
5/11/2024Lewiston TribuneIdaho board rethinks emission levels at Stibnite mine near McCall
5/10/2024St. George News‘Essential’ public input period opens on Northern Corridor’s supplemental impact study
5/9/2024E&E NewsBLM unveils options for Trump-era highway in tortoise habitat
5/8/2024KSLTens of thousands of leased acres used for oil and gas production in Bears Ears area cancelled
5/8/2024Mugglehead MagazinePerpetua Resources has Stibnite mine permit pulled back over environmental concerns
5/3/2024Boise State Public RadioIdaho Department of Environmental Quality revokes permit granted to Perpetua Resources
5/1/2024Capital PressOregon regulators defend water releases from Prineville Reservoir
5/1/2024Point Reyes LightTribal leaders speaks about elk, dairies
4/24/2024Point Reyes LightRanching advocates push park to flout laws
4/23/2024ABC4‘Government at its worst’: Local officials express frustration with feds at field hearing in southwestern Utah
4/23/2024Deseret News‘Insulted’: Conflict between federal and local government on display in southern Utah
4/23/2024Salt Lake TribuneEnvironmentalists excluded from speaking at congressional hearing in southern Utah
4/23/2024St. George NewsHearing held over Northern Corridor dispute highlights federal overreach; opponents say it was 1-sided
4/16/2024KALWSteps taken to mediate the future of ranching at Point Reyes National Seashore
4/10/2024Point Reyes LightNew twists arise in park mediation
4/9/2024Boise State Public RadioPerpetua could get $1.8 Billion from U.S. Export-Import Bank; Stibnite permits still pending
4/3/2024The Press DemocratPoint Reyes National Seashore ranchers in talks with The Nature Conservancy amid fight over their private leases
3/29/2024Clearing UpConservation Groups Petition 9th Circuit Again Over BPA Funding
3/27/2024Argus ObserverPublic urged to weigh in during April over BLM’s new plan for greater sage-grouse
3/26/2024Law360Air Force Says Flight Training Isn’t Affecting Enviros’ Mission
3/26/2024Bloomberg LawAir Force Seeks Quick End to Environmental Suit Over Trainings
3/23/2024Capital PressUSDA defends methods of killing grasshoppers, Mormon crickets
3/21/2024Billings GazetteBLM updates sage grouse management plan in newly released draft document
3/19/2024Wyoming Public MediaThe feds released a new sage grouse draft plan — Wyoming is cautiously optimistic
3/17/2024Sierra Sun TimesCenter or Biological Diversity Says Biden Administration’s Preferred Sage Grouse Plan Fails to Protect Imperiled Birds’ Vital Habitat
3/15/2024WyoFileWyoming leaders cautiously optimistic about new federal sage grouse plan
3/15/2024Oregon Public BroadcastingBiden administration proposes changes to sage grouse protections, including in Oregon
3/14/2024Courthouse News ServiceConservationists slam federal proposal for greater sage-grouse protection
3/14/2024E&E NewsBLM releases long-awaited sage grouse protections
3/14/2024The HillBiden administration proposes protections for US West sage-grouse, to divided response from conservationists
3/14/2024The New York TimesBiden Administration Moves to Protect the Sage Grouse
3/14/2024The Washington PostU.S. moves to save imperiled bird of the West by limiting oil drilling
3/7/2024E&E NewsBiden admin readies plan to save the sage grouse
2/15/2024PSU VanguardAir Force releases aluminum-coated glass fibers over Oregon
1/24/2024E&E NewsGreens challenge Air Force training plan over Owyhee Canyonlands
1/24/2024Salt Lake TribuneSouthern Utah’s Mojave Desert tortoise numbers have dropped by more than 50% since 1998
1/23/2024Law360Enviro Groups Want Expanded Air Force Training Stopped
1/23/2024OregonianConservation groups sue Air Force to bar low-altitude F-15 flights over Owyhee wilderness in Oregon, Idaho and Nevada
1/23/2024Idaho PressA ‘mosaic’ of sustainability: Idaho groups weigh in on how people, nature can coexist
1/23/2024Bloomberg LawAir Force Training Will Harm Canyonlands, Conservationists Say
1/03/2024Idaho Free Country Press9th Circuit upholds 2022 ruling against dredge miner


12/29/2023Arizona RepublicClean energy or healthy river? Why lines in the debate aren’t as clear at this Idaho mine?
12/15/2023St. George NewsLTE: We don’t need to choose between Zone 6 and Red Cliffs. We can protect both.
12/8/2023St. George NewsNorthern Corridor review sparks debate. Roadway’s fate tied to Bureau of Land Management’s study.
12/5/2023Salt Lake TribuneWould failure to build highway through national conservation area trigger gridlock, damage economy?
12/5/2023KUERBLM decision reopens the debate over St. George’s Northern Corridor Highway
12/1/2023St. George NewsHalting highway through iconic red cliffs is key to quality of life in Southern Utah
11/21/2023Moscow-Pullman Daily NewsAppealed ruling against dredge operator upheld
11/20/2023Bloomberg LawCalifornian Must Pay $150,000 for Gold Mining Without Permit
11/17/2023Bloomberg LawInterior to Reassess Utah Highway Impact on Endangered Tortoise
11/17/2023St. George NewsNorthern Corridor faces further scrutiny after judge’s ruling on proposed highway in protected habitat
11/16/2023Utah Public RadioFeds reconsider highway through conservation area near Zion National Park
11/16/2023SU IndependentAgencies Reconsider Highway Through Red Cliffs National Conservation Area
11/16/2023E&E NewsBLM reconsiders Trump-era highway through tortoise habitat
10/31/2023Oregon Public BroadcastingKilling salmon to lose money’: A costly, questionable plan on the Willamette
10/30/2023Idaho Business ReviewIdaho Copper Corporation seeks the green light for mining exploration project
10/27/2023Law360Feds Must Rethink Oregon Grazing Plan, 9th Circ. Rules
10/26/2023Courthouse News ServiceNinth Circuit halts Oregon cattle grazing project over incomplete analysis
10/25/2023KIVICopper mining, once again, the target of environmental conservation groups
10/25/2023Idaho StatesmanEnvironmentalists fought possible open-pit mine near Boise River. Now this is happening
10/20/2023Bloomberg LawLand Management Agency Agrees to Review Arizona Grazing Permits
10/20/2023Courthouse News ServiceConservationists ask appellate panel to protect Oregon spotted frogs from grazing cattle
10/12/2023Capital PressConservationists sue for records of Air Force Owyhee training plan
9/29/2023Courthouse News ServiceOil companies fight sage grouse protections at the Ninth Circuit
9/23/2023NPRA lawsuit is challenging the vast number of airstrips in Idaho’s protected wilderness
9/20/2023Clearwater TribuneDraft Decision Released for Hungry Ridge Restoration Project
9/20/2023Idaho County Free Press$5M lawsuit settlement to benefit South Fork Salmon River
9/16/2023Grand Junction SentinelSuit: BLM reviews lacking for grazing in Colorado, other states
9/14/2023Greeley TribuneBLM fails in its oversight of 155 million acres of grazing land in Colorado and 12 other Western states, lawsuit alleges
9/13/2023Denver PostBLM failing to manage grazing land in Colorado, lawsuit says
9/13/2023High Country NewsConservation groups sue BLM for rangeland degradation
9/3/2023KPVIWeapon of choice’: How environmental law in Idaho was gutted
9/2/2023Idaho StatesmanFederal environmental officials say permit for Idaho mine may violate Clean Water Act
8/14/2023Fronteras DeskJudge rules in favor of nonprofits in lawsuit over grazing on Sonoran Desert Monument
8/11/2023Courthouse News ServiceFeds forced to review grazing on biodiverse Sonoran Desert National Monument
8/11/2023Big Country NewsNez Perce Tribe to Receive $5 Million from Mining Company to Settle Lawsuit
8/11/2023Yahoo!NewsNez Perce Tribe wins $5 million lawsuit
8/10/2023Bloomberg LawCattle Grazing in Sonoran Desert Needs New Look, Judge Rules
8/10/2023MiningWeeklyPerpetua and Nez Perce reach Clean Water Act settlement
8/10/2023Bloomberg LawGold Mining Company Will Pay $5 Million For Idaho River Cleanup
8/9/2023WyoFileCourt OKs 3,500 gas wells amid ‘Path of the Pronghorn,’ sage grouse winter habitat
8/9/2023Mining.comPerpetua reaches final settlement to resolve Clean Water Act lawsuit
8/8/2023Courthouse News ServiceFeds can allow gas drilling in sage grouse habitat, Tenth Circuit rules
8/7/2023Law36010th Circ. Affirms BLM Drilling Approval
8/7/2023Energy PortalThe Tenth Circuit Rules in Favor of US Bureau of Land Management’s Approval of Wyoming Gas Project
8/7/2023ReutersUs appeals court upholds Trump-era approvals for Wyoming gas project
8/7/2023Cowboy State DailyEnvironmental Groups Lose Appeal of Wyoming 3,500 Gas Well Project at Jonah Field
8/7/2023Bloomberg LawForest Service defeats suit over Idaho gold exploration project
7/9/2023MissoulianUM student journeys from guide to lawyer
6/26/2023Idaho PressAdvocates sue Forest Service over Frank Church wilderness airstrips
6/24/2023NCW LifeAdvocates sue Forest Service over Frank Church wilderness airstrips
6/23/2023NW News NetworkTo protect bighorns, officials are reviewing grazing allotments in a central WA national forest
6/21/2023Boise State Public RadioNez Perce Tribe lawsuit against Perpetua Resources to be resolved in mediation
6/21/2023Billings GazetteLawsuit: Frank Church wilderness airstrips fly in face of law
6/21/2023MissoulianLawsuit: Frank Church wilderness airstrips fly in face of law
6/21/2023Idaho StatesmanIgnored by feds, aircraft continued ‘illegal landings’ in Idaho wilderness, lawsuit says
6/20/2023Bloomberg LawPrivate Aircraft Landings in Idaho Wilderness Attract Lawsuit
6/20/2023Idaho ReportsAdvocates sue Forest Service over Frank Church wilderness airstrips
6/20/2023Yahoo FinancePerpetua Resources and Nez Perce Tribe Reach Agreement in Principle under the Clean Water Act
6/14/2023NCW LifeIn lawsuit settlement, USFS to reexamine grazing threat to bighorns
6/14/2023Law3609th Circ. Says Feds Not Liable for Wash. Wolf Killings
6/7/2023Douglas BudgetOil & Natural Gas are powering Wyoming’s potential
6/6/2023ICISUS judge tosses BLM approvals for Bayer’s phosphate mine in Idaho
6/6/2023Fox NewsFederal judge rejects approval for Idaho phosphate mining project due to environmental concerns
6/5/2023Bloomberg LawFederal Court Vacates Agency Approval of Idaho Phosphate Mine
6/5/2023DTN/Progressive FarmerJudge Stops Bayer Idaho Phosphate Mine
6/5/2023Associated PressApproval for Idaho phosphate mine reversed after judge rules US didn’t assess prairie bird impact
5/23/2023WyoFileScientists: ‘Path of the Pronghorn’ misrepresented in gasfield suit
5/17/2023Courthouse News ServiceEnvironmentalists take fight over oil and gas drilling to 10th Circuit
5/15/2023KIVIConservationists say more time is needed before grizzly delisting
5/11/2023KPVISnake River Waterkeeper alleges pollution against Simplot in new civil lawsuit
5/11/2023Boise State Public RadioJ.R. Simplot Company sued for alleged pollution on the Snake River
5/10/2023East OregonianSimplot feedlot in SW Idaho subject of Clean Water Act suit
5/10/2023KTVZSnake River Waterkeeper files a Clean Water Act lawsuit against Simplot
5/10/2023KAKESnake River Waterkeeper files a Clean Water Act lawsuit against Simplot
5/10/2023KTVB7Snake River Waterkeeper alleges pollution against Simplot in a new civil lawsuit
5/10/2023Progressive FarmerJ.R. Simplot Sued for CWA Violations
5/9/2023Idaho News 6Snake River Waterkeeper files a Clean Water Act lawsuit against Simplot
5/5/2023ReutersArizona cattle grazing plans partially halted over enviro concerns
4/26/2023American ThinkerA Test Case to Expose the Tyranny of the Administrative State
4/20/2023E&E NewsBLM settlement ditches Trump pinyon-juniper removal policy
3/31/2023Bloomberg LawUS Silver Sued Over Discharge of Arsenic, Lead Into Idaho River
1/27/2023ReutersBayer phosphate mine imperils sage-grouse habitat, judge says
1/26/2023E&E NewsJudge rejects Idaho phosphate mine in sage grouse habitat
1/26/2023Bloomberg LawUS Failed to Fully Assess Impacts of Bayer Idaho Phosphate Mine