Press Releases

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Forest Service Proposes Unprecedented Logging of Mature, Old-Growth Forests in Western Colorado

November 3, 2023

DELTA, Colo.— Conservation groups filed objections this week to the U.S. Forest Service’s proposed final management plan for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison national forests in western Colorado. The plan would allow commercial logging on more than 772,000 acres of public lands, including mature and old-growth trees — a 66% increase from the current forest plan.

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Court Petition Seeks Reversal of Water Diversion Threatening Utah’s Green River

August 23, 2023

DENVER— Conservation groups asked a federal appeals court today to reconsider a decision allowing Utah to divert tens of thousands of additional acre-feet of water each year from the Upper Colorado River Basin at the Green River below Utah’s Flaming Gorge Dam.

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Climate, Air Pollution Protest Targets Biden Fossil Fuel Plan for Colorado’s Front Range

August 7, 2023

DENVER— The Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians today challenged the Bureau of Land Management’s plan to continue fossil fuel leasing in eastern Colorado, including the Front Range. The Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan will govern 658,200 acres of public lands and more than 3 million acres of federal minerals, including oil, gas, and coal, for up to 20 years.

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Lawsuit Targets Timber Sale Threatening Rare Mature Forests, Wildlife in Colorado

June 14, 2023

DOLORES, Colo.— Forest advocates sued the U.S. Forest Service today for violating environmental laws when it approved a nearly 23,000-acre timber sale that would cut large, century-old ponderosa pine trees and threaten wildlife in southwestern Colorado’s San Juan National Forest.

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