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Feds get new guidelines for e-bikes in national parks, forests

by WyoFile | June 8, 2022
A consortium of conservation groups went to court to challenge the order, triggering a series of actions that were resolved by a judge’s May 24 order. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Wilderness Watch, the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, the Marin ...

BLM whistleblower loses firing appeal in oilfield dispute

by WyoFile | April 5, 2022
A federal administrative judge has rejected an appeal by a whistleblower who claims he was fired from his federal job after advocating for migrating birds at a huge Wyoming gas- and oilfield, the whistleblower’s attorney said Monday. Samantha Black, who adjudicates for the U.S. Merit ...

BLM fires critical environmental analyst on second try

by WyoFile | December 9, 2021
A group supporting public employees is challenging the firing of an environmental analyst who said the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s approval of a Delaware-sized oilfield in Converse County failed to protect migratory birds as required. Public Employees for Environmental ...

Wild horse advocates cry foul on cusp of enormous roundup, removal

by WyoFile | October 5, 2021
“Federal contract wranglers plan to round up 4,300 wild horses in southwest Wyoming — permanently removing about 70% of them — starting Thursday in an undertaking that culminates years of conflicts among land and wildlife managers, ranchers and horse advocates. A group ...

Group says BLM whistleblower enduring ‘torture of the damned’

by WyoFile | June 29, 2021
“A group representing a federal environmental specialist blasted the Bureau of Land Management last week after the agency filed new termination papers against him. Public Employees for Environmental Ethics calls Walter Loewen a whistleblower who is being unfairly sacked after he ...