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10th Circuit Court Rejects Navajo Coal Mine Emergency Motion
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
DENVER— Two days after a federal district court halted coal mining within a newly expanded area of New Mexico's Navajo Mine, mine operators filed an emergency motion asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow that coal mining to resume.

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MTPR

Center For Biological Diversity Sues Over Climate Change Threats To Glacier ...
MTPR
A lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Center for Biological Diversity could force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make a decision on whether protect an insect only found in Glacier National Park. Tierra Curry, a scientist for the Center for Biological ...
Lawsuit Filed to Save Glacier National Park Stonefly From ExtinctionCenter for Biological Diversity (press release)
Plight of imperiled Montana insect draws lawsuitWRAL.com

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Lawsuit Filed to Save Four Southeast Fish From Extinction
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for failing to protect four fish species from the southeastern United States under the Endangered Species Act. The Center petitioned ...
Not the frecklebelly madtom!Savannah Morning News (blog)

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The Maritime Executive

Lawsuit Targets 30-year Plan for Bay Area Marine Terminal
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This terminal aims to bring oil tankers carrying dirty crude oil, like explosive Bakken crude, into the San Francisco Bay, ramping up the risk of a terrible accident,” said Vera Pardee, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “State ...
California environmental groups sue over refinery marine terminalYahoo News
Martinez: Tesoro refinery contract's OK leads to lawsuit against state panelContra Costa Times

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KCET

New Data: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Rogue Federal Wildlife Program in 2014
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“It's sickening to see these staggering numbers and to know that so many of these animals were cut down by aerial snipers, deadly poisons and traps,” said Amy Atwood, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “These acts of brutality ...
County Suspends Contract with Controversial Federal AgencyKCET
Mendocino County withdrawing USDA killing contractUkiah Daily Journal
Mendocino County Suspends Contract With Rogue Federal Wildlife-killing ...Bay Area Indymedia
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
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Save Puget Sound's orcas by protecting West Coast waters
The Seattle Times
The Center for Biological Diversity and its allies petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) last year to protect more of this community's West Coast habitat. Critical protections could trigger limits on pollution, ocean noise and ship ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Alaska's Ancient Yellow Cedars Clear Hurdle Toward Endangered Species Act ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Yellow cedars have joined the long line of species headed for extinction because of the climate crisis,” said Rebecca Noblin, Alaska director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “These trees are tough and have survived where others can't, but all ...
Alaska yellow cedar closer to Endangered Species Act protectionLos Angeles Times
Iconic Alaskan Yellow Cedar Considered For Endangered ProtectionHuffington Post

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SFGate

Conservationists upset as much of Point Reyes elk herd dies
SFGate
The assertion by Jeff Miller of the Center for Biological Diversity is sparking renewed debate between conservationists championing free roaming ungulate herds and organic-dairy farmers who want to keep the elk away from their cattle. The number of elk ...
Elk Deaths Are National Park Service's Fault, Says GroupKCET
250 native elk die inside fenced area at California seashoreSacramento Bee

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Arizona Public Media

Federal Judge OKs Uranium Mining Next to Grand Canyon National Park
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This uranium project could haunt the Grand Canyon region for decades to come,” said Katie Davis with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Uranium mining leaves a highly toxic legacy that endangers human health, wildlife and the streams and aquifers ...
Uranium Mine Near Grand Canyon Approved by Federal JudgePhoenix New Times (blog)
Grand Canyon uranium mine: Judge rules against environmentalistsToday's News-Herald
Uranium Mine Project ApprovedNorthern Arizona Today

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Mother Nature Network

Groups: EPA Must Do More to Protect Pollinators From Harmful Pesticides
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This action by EPA is an important step forward in protecting bees, butterflies and the entire web of life,” said Lori Ann Burd, Environmental Health director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “There is no question that these toxic chemicals are ...
Portland bans use of insecticides believed to be harmful to bees on city propertyOregonLive.com
EPA tells neonic producers approval of new uses unlikely, for nowAgri-Pulse
EPA dials back use of dangerous systemic pesticidesSummit County Citizens Voice

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Two Crayfishes Threatened by Mountaintop-removal Mining in West Virginia ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— In response to a petition and lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to protect two species of crayfish from Appalachia under the Endangered Species Act. The crayfishes ...
Impact of proposed crayfish protections on mining industry uncertainPhys.Org
Feds move to protect crayfish from mining damageThe Courier-Journal

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Bay Area Indymedia

Western Pond Turtle Moves Toward Endangered Species Act Protection
Bay Area Indymedia
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— In response to a 2012 petition by the Center for Biological Diversity and several renowned scientists and herpetologists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that Endangered Species Act protection may be warranted ...
Feds act to save tiny bats from extinctionAlbany Times Union
Endangered Species Found at Planned Gold MineSan Fernando Valley Business Journal
Pond Turtle, Whole Bunch of Other Species May Win Federal ProtectionKCET
eNews Park Forest
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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Federal Judge Halts Coal Mine Expansion in Northern New Mexico
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“For over a half-century, our federal government has treated the San Juan River Basin like an industrial sacrifice zone,” said Taylor McKinnon with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Judge Kane's decision will help turn that tide by forcing OSM to ...
Judge Nixes Navajo Mine Expansion PermitLaw360 (subscription)

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California Salmon and Wildlife Win Court Protection from Logging
Kansas City infoZine
“The Endangered Species Act is designed to be a safety net for our most vulnerable wildlife,” said Justin Augustine with the Center for Biological Diversity. “This decision reinforces that principle and will prevent Fruit Growers Supply Co. from ...

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Huffington Post

Department Of Interior Issues New Rules For Fracking On Public Lands
Huffington Post
A group of five environmental organizations, including Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the Center for Biological Diversity, issued a statement calling the rules "toothless," and argued that they give too much leeway for the further development of ...
Obama Administration's Weak New Fracking Rule Endangers Public Lands ...Bay Area Indymedia
Feds Demand Disclosure of Chemicals Used on Federal Drilling SitesSputnik International

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Fox News

California's Controversial Twin Tunnels Water-export Plan
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... this massive project's boosters will be able to build these tunnels without having to do anything to protect our wildlife and waters — and will neatly sidestep input from the public,” said Chelsea Tu, a staff attorney with the Center for ...
Oil Drilling, Fracking Exempt from Mandatory Water ConservationPublic News Service

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Southern California Highway Threatens to Destroy Homes, Wildlife
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This developer-driven boondoggle rips through wildlife areas, destroys neighborhoods and sticks taxpayers with the bill,” said Jonathan Evans, legal director of the Environmental Health program at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Using inflated ...

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Expansion of Four Utah Uranium Mines Halted
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“A deeper problem here involves federal agencies proposing new uranium mining when old pollution problems haven't been fixed,” said Taylor McKinnon with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The feds' first and only uranium-mining priority should be to ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity: Obama Administration Announces Weak Carbon ...
eNews Park Forest
“The starting gun in the race against global warming went off a long time ago, but the United States is still just jogging,” said Kevin Bundy of the Center for Biological Diversity. “We need a stronger strategy. Global efforts to prevent catastrophic ...

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Kansas City Star

5 Years After Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Obama Pursues More Offshore Drilling
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The Deepwater Horizon disaster should have been a wake-up call for the Obama administration to develop an energy policy that's less hazardous and more sustainable,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans program director at the Center for Biological Diversity.
New oil proposal ignores Deepwater Horizon lessonsOrlando Sentinel

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Most Commonly Used Herbicide Linked to Cancer, WHO Report
Kansas City infoZine
The Center for Biological Diversity recently filed a petition to protect monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act because of the population declines associated with glyphosate. It also challenged a recent EPA approval of the increased use ...

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Apache Leaders, Conservation Activists to Join Cyclovia Tucson Street Party to ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity will join San Carlos Apache leaders and other activists on Sunday April 19 at Cyclovia Tucson's Street Party in an event to raise awareness and support for the campaign to stop the U.S. government ...

 

California's Clear Lake Hitch Closer to Federal Endangered Species Protection
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
CLEAR LAKE, Calif.— In response to a Center for Biological Diversity petition, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that protecting the Clear Lake hitch — a large minnow found only in Northern California's Clear Lake and its tributaries ...

 

Haiti-bred seabird subject of lawsuit by Center for Biological Diversity
Haiti Sentinel
MIAMI, USA (sentinel.ht) - An endangered Atlantic seabird which was once thought to be extinct until a few colonies were found on the island of Haiti is the subject of a lawsuit by the U.S. Center for Biological Diversity who says the birds are further ...
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Atlantic Seabird Threatened by Offshore DrillingeNews Park Forest

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Rare Colorado, Utah Wildflowers Threatened by Oil ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
We've known for decades that these wildflowers need federal protections if they're going to survive,” said Michael Saul, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “It's shameful to see the Fish and Wildlife Service forego that ...

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'Frostpaw the Polar Bear' Will Rally Outside Hillary Clinton's DC Award Speech
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity's Frostpaw the Polar Bear and other activists will rally outside tonight's award celebration for The Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, where former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ...

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Bay Area Indymedia

Kentucky's Proposed Tar Sands Mining Puts People, Water, Wildlife at Risk
Bay Area Indymedia
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— The Center for Biological Diversity today called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny permits for a tar sands mining project in Logan County, Ky., that would include strip-mining wetlands and streams in pursuit of these ...

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seattlepi.com

Proposed Bill Major Step Forward for Preventing Fiery Oil Train Derailments
Bay Area Indymedia
“It's painfully clear something needs to be done to protect people and the environment from the mounting dangers of these oil trains, and this bill is an important step in the right direction,” said Jared Margolis, an attorney with the Center for ...
Senators Introduce Legislation After Series Of Oil Train AccidentsHuffington Post

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TakePart

Fatal White-nose Syndrome Spreads to Iowa Bats
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The fact that white-nose has now spread to bats in more than half our states should be a wake-up call to federal regulators,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Our bats are running out of places to ...
Is This Turtle Too Shy to Be Saved From Extinction?TakePart
Obama bat protection decried as ploy to thwart oil and gas extraction, loggingWashington Times

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NPR

Environment, Public Health Advocates Urge Government to Adopt Less Meat,
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Signatories on the open letter include the Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace, League of Conservation Voters, NRDC, Sierra Club Climate Reality Project, Center for Food Safety, Center for Science in the Public Interest, John Hopkins Center for ...
Environmental groups urge feds to consider beef's cost in US dietSFGate

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