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February 6, 2020

Halting Trump Administration Fracking Leases in Arizona

Advocates for the West reached an agreement with the Trump administration today suspending 4,200 acres of oil and gas leases on public land in Arizona’s Little Colorado River Valley as part of a joint motion filed in federal court. The federal government’s suspension of the leases prohibits any oil and gas activity on the leases until federal agencies complete…

December 20, 2019

Victory in the 9th Circuit!

NINTH CIRCUIT COURT: EPA BROKE THE LAW, MUST PLAN TO REDUCE COLUMBIA AND SNAKE RIVER TEMPERATURES Friday, December 20 — Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in our favor and ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect Columbia basin salmon and steelhead from dangerously warm river temperatures. Warm water, caused by large, shallow reservoirs…

December 18, 2019

Victory in Clean Water Act Suit Against Midas Gold on Behalf of Nez Perce Tribe

On Monday, December 16, Advocates for the West and the Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe) won a decisive victory against Canadian mining company Midas Gold Corp. We argued in Idaho federal court against Midas Gold’s motion to dismiss or stay our Clean Water Act lawsuit, which we brought with co-counsel from the Nez Perce Tribe Office of Legal Counsel. US District Court…

December 16, 2019

2019 Fall/Winter Case Notes

2019 has been Advocates for the West’s busiest year on record! Find out what we’ve been working on all year in our Fall/Winter edition of Case Notes. READ HERE

June 3, 2019

2019 Spring/Summer Case Notes

Get the latest on what Advocates for the West is doing to protect and defend the West’s public lands, water and wildlife. READ HERE

November 15, 2018

2018 Fall/Winter Newsletter

2018 Fall/Winter Newsletter

June 14, 2018

2018 Spring/Summer Case Notes

2018 Spring-Summer Case Notes

March 9, 2018

2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

December 21, 2017

National Forests to Re-think Rubberstamping of Outdated Winter Travel Maps

Advocates for the West is pleased to announce that three western forests are re-thinking their continued reliance on outdated winter travel decisions. In response to our lawsuit, three Intermountain national forests withdrew winter motorized travel maps showing where snowmobiles and other “over-snow” motorized vehicles are allowed, while they consider impacts to imperiled wildlife. The Boise and Payette National Forests…