WildEarth Guardians (Guardians) is a west-wide environmental advocacy organization headquartered in Santa Fe, NM with offices in Denver, Missoula, MT, and other locations. With a 30-year history of bold action for the environment, we wage innovative legal and grassroots campaigns to protect and restore wildlife, wild places, wild rivers, and community health in the American West.
Our Climate and Energy Program advocates for an American West that is fossil-fuel free by 2035, including 100% powered by renewable energy by 2030, frack-free by 2028, and on the path to full building and transportation electrification before 2050. We recognize the importance of the moment: Ours is the first generation to experience the impacts of climate change and ecosystem destruction, and the last generation with a window of time to do something about it.
In New Mexico, WildEarth Guardians is implementing two key initiatives to confront the oil and gas industry and the greenhouse gases associated with extraction and consumption of fossil fuels. These initiatives include our campaign to protect the Greater Chaco region of northwest New Mexico from unchecked fracking and a campaign to rein in the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico. Our efforts to confront the industry in New Mexico aim to set the precedent that effective climate action requires that oil and gas be kept in the ground.