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May 23, 2013 – On Technical Grounds, Federal Court Dismisses Case to Stop Poisoning of Wildlife by Lead Ammo

April 16, 2013 – More Grand Canyon Condors Die of Lead Poisoning

April 9, 2013 – Scientists and Health Experts: It's Time to Phase Out Lead Hunting Ammunition

December 17, 2012 – Newtown Gun Group Opposed Even Mildest Gun Restrictions, Environmental Health Protections

December 5, 2012 – Las Vegas Ads Urge Senator Reid to Protect People, Wildlife From Toxic Lead

November 26, 2012 – 200 Groups Object to Lead-poisoning Provision in Sportsmen's Bill

September 5, 2012 – Suit Filed to Protect Wildlife From Lead Poisoning in Arizona's Kaibab National Forest

June 27, 2012 – EPA Challenged Over Failure to Implement Clean Air Act Standards for Lead

June 26, 2012 – Lead Ammunition Is Causing Condor Poisoning Epidemic

June 18, 2012 – Settlement Will Protect Pacific Seabirds From Lead Poisoning

June 7, 2012 – Lawsuit Challenges EPA's Failure to Protect Wildlife From Lead Poisoning

May 18, 2012 – Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered California Condors in Arizona From Lead Bullets

April 17, 2012 – House Passes Wildlife Lead-poisoning Bill Disguised as “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act”

April 9, 2012 – EPA Allows Widespread Lead Poisoning of Wildlife to Continue

March 13, 2012 – 100 Groups Ask EPA to End Wildlife Poisoning From Lead Hunting Ammunition

February 22, 2012 – EPA Refuses to Address Deadly Wildlife Toll of Toxic Lead Fishing Gear

September 30, 2011 – National Petition to Ban Toxic Lead Ammunition Snags on Procedural Issue

July 13, 2011 Cleanup Launched to Stop Lead Poisoning of up to 10,000 Albatross Chicks Each Year on Hawaii's Midway Island

April 8, 2011 Three New Scientific Studies Confirm Lead Poisoning of Wildlife Due to Hunting Ammunition

November 23, 2010 – Lawsuit Filed Over EPA Refusal to Address Lead Poisoning of Wildlife

November 4, 2010 – EPA Rejects Ban on Toxic Lead Fishing Gear

September 27, 2010 – 60-plus Groups Call for Removing Toxic Lead From Ammunition, Fishing Tackle

September 9, 2010 – Congressional Documents Contradict EPA Claim That It Lacks Authority to Regulate Lead Ammunition

August 27, 2010 – EPA Denies Petition to Protect Wildlife From Toxic Lead-based Ammunition

August 3, 2010 – National Ban on Lead-based Ammunition, Fishing Tackle Sought to End Wildlife Poisoning

February 1, 2010 – Lawsuit Launched to Stop Lead Poisoning of up to 10,000 Albatross Chicks Each Year on Hawaii's Midway Island

March 25, 2009 – Lawsuit Aims to Protect Endangered Grand Canyon Condors From Lead Poisoning Due to Poor Federal Management

February 10, 2009 – Hunters Embrace Lead-free Ammunition Regulations: More New Non-toxic Bullets Available to Prevent Condor Poisonings

December 3, 2008 – Lead-Free: Settlement Protects California Condors From Toxic Heavy Metal

June 30, 2008 – Lead-free Ammunition Requirements for Hunting in California Condor Range Go Into Effect July 1st: Non-toxic Bullets Will Help Prevent Condor, Eagle, and Human Poisonings

June 4, 2008 – Tejon Ranch Again Seeks Permit to Harm California Condors and Other Rare Wildlife; Permit Request Coincides With Condor Lead Poisoning Crisis

December 10, 2007 – California Game Commission Expands Non-lead Ammo Hunting Requirements in California Condor Range

September 17, 2007 – Schwarzenegger Fires Fish and Game Commissioner in Effort to Prevent Regulation of Toxic Lead Ammunition

September 5, 2007 – California Senate Passes Historic Bill Requiring Non-lead Ammunition for Big-game Hunting in Condor Habitat

August 24, 2007 – California Fish and Game Commission Hearing Monday On Lead-Free Ammunition to Protect California Condors

July 31, 2007 – Conservation Groups Call on Arizona to Require Lead-free Ammunition to Protect Endangered Condors

April 12, 2007 – California to Consider Lead-Free Ammunition to Protect California Condors

February 23, 2007 –- Tejon Ranch Switch to Lead-Free Ammunition Will Help Condors

November 30, 2006 – Get the Lead Out: Wildlife Advocates File Suit to Replace Toxic Ammo with Safer Alternatives

July 11, 2006 – Get The Lead Out: Condor Advocates Announce Suit to Replace Toxic Ammo with Safer Alternatives

December 16, 2004 – Condor Concern: Toxic Lead Hunting Ammunition Targeted for Phase-out

Photo by Scott Frier, USFWS