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Coalition Submits 100000+ Comments Opposing a Coal-mining Loophole on ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Destroying some of our last pristine backcountry to mine climate-destroying coal would be terrible public policy,” said Taylor McKinnon with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The Forest Service and Obama administration should withdraw this foolish ...

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Groups Seek to Force Public Disclosure of California Pesticide Spray Risks
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... wildlife and water supplies are being sprayed and we need full transparency and disclosure from our public agencies about the true risks of these pesticides,” said Jonathan Evans, Environmental Health legal director at the Center for Biological ...

 

100 California Officials Ask Gov. Brown for Fracking Moratorium
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... agriculture, labor, political and environmental justice organizations working to win a statewide ban on fracking and other dangerous extraction techniques in California. Follow @CAagainstFrack on Twitter. The Center for Biological Diversity is a ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Agencies Pushed to Protect Two Endangered Species From New Jim Justice ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— The Center for Biological Diversity notified the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today of the agencies' obligation to protect two endangered species from a new coal mine in ...
Group claims Jim Justice mine endangers crawdads and batsCharleston Daily Mail

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Landmark Lawsuit Challenges US Approval of Deep-sea Mineral Mining
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. government today over its first-ever approval for large-scale deep-sea mining, a destructive project between Hawaii and Mexico that would damage important habitat for whales, sharks and ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Following Santa Barbara Oil Spill, New Analysis, Video Reveal Devastating Toll ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The Santa Barbara spill is just the latest example of fossil fuel pipelines' toxic threat to people and wildlife in California,” said Miyoko Sakashita, the Center for Biological Diversity's oceans program director. “These dangerous pipelines highlight ...

 

Mining Technology

Center for Biological Diversity lawsuit against US for deepsea mining approval
Mining Technology
Nonprofit conservation organisation the Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit against the US Government for permitting controversial large-scale deepsea mining in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone. Challenging a pair of exploratory permits ...
Strip-mining the Ocean Floor: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?Huffington Post

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Bay Area Indymedia

Pipeline Owner in Santa Barbara Oil Spill Has Had 175 Spill Incidents Since 2006
Bay Area Indymedia
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.— The company that owns the pipeline involved in Tuesday's major oil spill in Santa Barbara has had 175 incidents (mostly oil spills) nationwide since 2006, including 11 in California, according to a Center for Biological ...
Texas company behind California oil spill a repeat offenderFacing South
Santa Barbara Spill Revives Outcry Against Coastal DrillingHuffington Post
California oil spill estimates grow as slick spreads across 9 milesMashable
Reuters
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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

House Republicans Vote to Strip Endangered Species Act Protections From Two ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
It's about the deep antipathy that most Republicans now direct at endangered species, especially those that get in the way of the oil and gas industry,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological Diversity ...
House passes defense bill with riders to hamstring ESA listingsEnvironment & Energy Publishing

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KCET

Lawsuit Targets Pacifica Highway Project Threatening Wetlands, Rare Species ...
Bay Area Indymedia
The plaintiffs are Pacificans for a Scenic Coast, Pacificans for Highway 1 Alternatives and the Center for Biological Diversity. “We've filed suit because we care about the character and environment of Pacifica, and this project is out of scale with ...
PCH Project Would Hurt Rare Frog and Snake, Say GroupsKCET

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Lethal Bat Fungus Spreads to Oklahoma
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The continued westward march of this disease puts many new bat species at risk,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “There have been dramatic and tragic losses in multiple bat species in the eastern United ...

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St George News

Obama Administration Weakens Endangered Species Act Requirements for ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... bats are in real trouble today, not because of one single timber sale or development project, but because hundreds of such projects are being permitted every year,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director with the Center for Biological ...
US Administration Regulations Lead to Animal Extinction - CBDSputnik International

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Los Angeles Times

Plains All American Assumes Fault for Oil Spill?
Energy and Capital
A program director for the Center for Biological Diversity said, “It would be a grave mistake for the state to approve a project that will feed more crude into a pipeline system that just spewed thousands of gallons of oil into the Pacific.” Threats to ...
Federal government orders pipeline company to clean California oil spillReuters UK
California oil spill cited by foes of new offshore drilling planBusiness Insider

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NBCNews.com

EPA Proposes Ban on Some Toxic Pesticide Spraying While Bees at Work
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“EPA is taking an important first step to protect commercial honeybees from toxic pesticide spraying,” said Lori Ann Burd, Environmental Health director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “This is a good start but there is much more to be done to ...
EPA proposing temporary pesticide-free zones for honeybeesGrand Forks Herald
EPA's temporary pesticide-free zones would protect commercial honeybeesTribune-Review
US EPA proposing temporary pesticide-free zones for honeybeesYahoo News

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At Steyer's Fundraiser for Clinton, 'Frostpaw' the Polar Bear to Urge ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity's Frostpaw the Polar Bear will rally outside of a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at billionaire Tom Steyer's house Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco. Activists are calling on Clinton to outline a ...
Environmentalists Tip-Toe Around Reasoning For Latest ProtestDaily Caller

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Toronto Sun

Feds Investigating Whether Animal Killed in Colorado Was Endangered Gray Wolf
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“I'm afraid we'll find out that another intrepid traveling wolf has been killed,” said Amaroq Weiss of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Wolves add so much to our world by keeping our ecosystems healthy, and western Colorado has plenty of room to ...
DNA test on slain wolf-like canine may prompt probe of Colorado hunterThe Denver Post

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Bakersfield Now

EPA Cites Bakersfield Oil Train Terminal for Clean Air Act Violations
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Earthjustice is representing the Association of Irritated Residents (AIR), ForestEthics, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity. A public records request revealed communications between San Joaquin Valley Air District officials and the ...
UPDATE 2-US EPA cites Plains' Calif. oil train terminal for violationsReuters

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

'In Danger' Status Sought for Mexico's Gulf of California World Heritage Area
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Mexico's Gulf of California World Heritage Area holds some of the world's most incredible biodiversity and two of the world's rarest species — the vaquita and the totoaba,” said Sarah Uhlemann, international program director at the Center for ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Petition Seeks Emergency Moratorium on Imports of Salamanders for Pet Trade
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and Save the Frogs today filed a formal petition to the Interior secretary seeking an emergency moratorium on the import of salamanders for the pet trade to prevent introduction of the deadly fungus ...

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Bay Area Indymedia

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Illegal Dumping of Toxic Oil Waste into CA Water Supplies
Bay Area Indymedia
The lawsuit, filed by Earthjustice in Alameda County Superior Court on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club, challenges recently unveiled “underground injection control” regulations from California's Division of Oil, Gas and ...
California Oil Waste Rules Attacked as Groundwater ThreatBloomberg
California environmentalists sue over oil industry water practicesYahoo News
Environmental groups sue state oil and gas regulatorsKRON4.com

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Lawsuit Filed to Protect Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow, Everglades National Park ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
VERO BEACH, Fla.— Dr. Stuart Pimm, the Center for Biological Diversity and former Park Service Scientist Sonny Bass today filed a lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over continued flooding of habitat for the ...

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Fox News

Center for Biological Diversity: White House Report Lacks Key Actions to Save ...
eNews Park Forest
WASHINGTON—(ENEWSPF)--May 19, 2015. The White House Pollinator Health Task Force today issued a long-awaited report outlining the Obama administration's plans for addressing severe, nationwide declines in important pollinators. Unfortunately the ...
White House Report Lacks Key Actions to Save Bees, Other PollinatorsCenter for Biological Diversity (press release)
Obama Unveils Plan to Reverse Alarming Decline of HoneybeesNational Geographic
Government's "all hands on deck" plan to save the beesCBS News

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Appeal Filed Against Mojave Desert's Cadiz Water Project
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... water-privatization scheme that will ship San Bernardino's water resources, essential to the health of the Mojave Desert ecosystem, off to fuel suburban sprawl in Orange County,” said Adam Keats, head of the Center for Biological Diversity's ...

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Dozens of Conservation Groups Urge New Mexico Gov. Martinez to Restore ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Martinez should tell her game commission to quit playing politics and allow Ted Turner to continue his critically important work helping to recover the endangered Mexican gray wolf,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Louisiana Black Bear Saved by Endangered Species Act
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The Louisiana black bear is an Endangered Species Act success story,” said Jaclyn Lopez, Florida director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The bear has met recovery goals 10 years ahead of schedule and is continuing to improve.” The Louisiana ...
Louisiana black bear 'saved,' no longer faces threat of extinction, officials sayNOLA.com

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EPA and Army Corps Issue Weak Clean Water Rule
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The EPA's new clean water rule fails to protect far too many of our waterways, endangering the health of both people and wildlife,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Without the full ...

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EcoWatch

150000 Americans Call for Less Meat, More Plants in U.S. Dietary Guidelines
EcoWatch
The petition, led by the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth, was supported by more than a dozen environmental, public health and food advocacy organizations as part of a larger effort showing the widespread support among experts ...

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Senate Republicans Take Aim at Endangered Species Act
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Not a single one, though, would help save an endangered plant and animal,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Polls consistently show a majority of Americans, including many Republicans ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Reward Increased to $15000 for Information About Killing of
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— In response to the illegal shooting of an endangered Florida panther, The Humane Society of the United States, the Center for Biological Diversity and Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust are offering a $10,000 reward for ...
$15000 Reward in Collier County Endangered Florida Panther KillingHSUS News

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Senate Committee Passes Unnecessary, Destructive Border Bill
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The Border Patrol has not asked for this authority and has said repeatedly that they don't need it,” said Randy Serraglio, Southwest conservation advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity. “They have full access to public lands and are working ...

 
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