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Chandra Rosenthal

Chandra, a Colorado native, heads up the office as Rocky Mountain PEER Counsel. Chandra, formerly staff attorney with Defenders of Wildlife specializing in endangered species and public lands issues, has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and, under a legal fellowship, worked on a Superfund site with the Department of Energy. "I view my job as helping the region’s public service professionals do their jobs of protecting the diverse and abundant natural resources of the Rockies," states Rosenthal. Chandra earned her law degree in 1993 at the Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law, where she focused her studies on environmental law.

BLOG: BLM Forges Ahead With Nevada Oil and Gas Leasing

by Chandra Rosenthal | September 22, 2020
Public lands in Nevada are being leased for oil and gas extraction despite little financial benefits to government but big losses to the public ...

PEER and 70 Conservation Organizations, Representing 16 Million Americans, Endorse Colorado Wolf Restoration

PEER and 70 conservation organizations have endorsed the concept of the restoration of the gray wolf to Colorado, which is called for by Proposition 114 ...

BLOG: Another Roll-Back That the Oil and Gas Industry Hoped You Wouldn’t Notice

by Chandra Rosenthal | September 16, 2020
The Forest Service hopes to pass a new rule making it easier for private companies to drill for oil and gas on our national forest systems ...

Op-Ed | End noncompetitive leasing of BLM lands for oil and gas exploration

by Chandra Rosenthal | August 22, 2020
“What this process has done over the years is allow oil and gas interests to hoard land on the tiny chance they might develop it. During the Trump administration, land virtually given away in noncompetitive leases has more than doubled from 141,000 acres in 2017 to nearly 379,000 in ...

BLOG: University of Colorado Faculty Must Address Climate Science Censorship

by Chandra Rosenthal | June 8, 2020
The University of Colorado Boulder needs to ensure that special interests are not controlling climate change research conducted by university scientists ...