Author name: Frances Hunt

Frances Hunt is the director of the Sierra Club’s Resilient Habitats Campaign, which seeks to protect, connect and restore our wild places.

Our Ocean Once Again

  Shell Oil has had its eyes on the Arctic for over five years now. Hundreds of meetings and billions of dollars later, this summer was supposed to be Shell’s year to finally drill in the Arctic Ocean. Thankfully, a series of embarrassing safety setbacks have held Shell back. The announcement that the company would […]

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New National Monument: Chimney Rock Receives Much Needed Protection

  Colorado’s Chimney Rock is a spectacular rock formation and archaeological site that thousands have fought to protect over the years. Today, we received the great news that this special place has received permanent protection as a National Monument. Arguably the most important cultural site on our nation’s national forests,Β Chimney Rock has been a spiritually,

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Shell: A Series of Broken Promises Spells Trouble for the Arctic

This is a guest post by Dan Ritzman, Senior Campaign Representative for the Sierra Club. β€œWe recognize that industry’s license to operate in the offshore is predicated on being able to operate in a safe, environmentally sound manner. Shell’s commitment to those basic principles is unwavering. Our Alaska Exploration Plans and Oil Spill Response Plans

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Good News, But Yellowstone Grizzlies Aren't Out of the Woods Yet

Grizzly bears and the many people working to protect them received great news recently: Last week, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave its long-awaited ruling on whether the Yellowstone grizzly bear should lose federal Endangered Species Act protection (ESA). Thankfully, the 9th Circuit ruled in favor of the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, agreeing that

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