Thanks to legal pressure from Defenders, the Environmental Protection Agency has finally agreed to update its effluent guidelines that set standards for wastewater released from coal-fired power plants.
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California voters last night said it loud and clear – our clean energy future is NOW. In a decisive victory against big corporate polluters, voters rejected Prop. 23, legislation designed to undo the progress the Golden State has made in tackling the challenges of climate change.
Each year, thousands of animals are killed while trying to cross Colorado’s highways, including elk, deer and mountain lions. Fortunately, Colorado has taken steps to reduce the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions on its roads—and Defenders helped!
In a refreshing change of pace, last week brought good news to the climate front! The Department of the Interior announced it had chosen the University of Arizona to lead a newly established Climate Science Center (CSC), the fourth of eight planned regional CSCs. Defenders of Wildlife was instrumental in making this a reality.
From Alaska to Arizona, Defenders is fighting to protect wolves and promote tolerance on multiple fronts. Whether upholding the Endangered Species Act in court or working directly with ranchers to prevent conflicts, we’re showing that it is possible for wolves, humans and other animals to coexist.