Public Lands Defense

EVENT: Public Meetings for Sierra Forest Plans in Bakersfield and Clovis, August 20 and 21
EVENT: Public Meetings for Sierra Forest Plans in Bakersfield and Clovis, August 20 and 21 691 1024 California Wilderness Coalition

The public has until Sep. 26 to submit written comments in response to the Sierra and Sequoia National Forest draft plans that were recently released. But the first opportunity to…

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Cadiz Valley
SB 307 signed into law – effectively ending the ill-planned Cadiz water project
SB 307 signed into law – effectively ending the ill-planned Cadiz water project 1024 682 California Wilderness Coalition

Good news – actually great news!  Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 307 on July 31st. The bill prohibits removal of water from a groundwater basin (i.e., aquifer) underlying desert lands…

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ACTION ALERT: Don’t let the Forest Service do this administration’s bidding
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Hydro Whack-A-Mole
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by Steve Evans, Wild Rivers Director Premier Energy has once again revised its Owens Valley Pumped Storage (OVPS) Project #1, possibly in response to public concerns about the previous project’s…

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Update on CalWild’s border wall case
Update on CalWild’s border wall case 1024 663 California Wilderness Coalition

There has been a lot happening related to the border wall and CalWild’s litigation to stop it. There are numerous cases against President Trump’s emergency declaration and the misallocation of…

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ACTION ALERT: Fully Fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund
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ACTION ALERT: Stop Trump Drilling on CA Public Lands
ACTION ALERT: Stop Trump Drilling on CA Public Lands 1024 692 California Wilderness Coalition
“Renewable” Hydro Boom Threatens California’s Wild Places
“Renewable” Hydro Boom Threatens California’s Wild Places 1024 768 California Wilderness Coalition

By Steve Evans UPDATE 5/29/19: Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected Premium Energy’s preliminary study permit application for the Owens Valley Pumped Storage project because it was “patently…

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Land and Water Conservation Fund Re-Authorized Permanently
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For years conservation groups have pushed pieces of legislation to protect places all over the country.  And for years the vast majority of those bills have languished in Congress. This…

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A Surprisingly Good Time in DC
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by Ryan Henson, Senior Policy Director This month marked my first trip to DC to meet with the members of the 116th Congress (2019-2020). November’s election brought about a lot…

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