Resources Legacy Fund

For The Western Energy Project

  • Amount
    $1,500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/20/2017
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
The Resources Legacy Fund’s Western Energy Project seeks to protect ecologically important public lands in the Rocky Mountain West that are threatened by fossil energy leasing and development. This renewal grant will support the Project’s efforts to secure oil and gas leasing plans in four Western states and defend already adopted plans from being weakened. The project will also defend gains made on 30 million acres of land critical to sage grouse survival that were set off-limits to energy development, as well as regulations that limit the amount of methane that can be released into the atmosphere.
About the Grantee
Address
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 1095
Sacramento, CA 95814
Grants to this Grantee
for the Conservation Litigation project  
This grant will support the Resources Legacy Fund’s Conservation Litigation project, which works with a network of expert academics to develop legal theories and long-term scholarship in support of conservation and protective public lands policy and raise the profile of legal issues related to public lands for both legal and general audiences.
for general operating support  
This general operating grant will support the Resources Legacy Fund’s work to conserve and restore natural landscapes, rivers, open spaces, and parks in California and the Western United States.
for the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition  
This grant supports the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, for which the Resources Legacy Fund serves as fiscal sponsor. Leaders from five tribes founded the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition in 2015, representing a historic consortium of sovereign tribal nations united in the effort to conserve the Bears Ears cultural landscape.

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