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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 ignites array of protests against industryReuters
The Register-Guard
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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)

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

PCH Project Would Hurt Rare Frog and Snake, Say Groups
KCET
The group's co-plaintiffs in the suit are Pacificans for Highway 1 Alternatives and the Center for Biological Diversity. Named as defendants along with Caltrans are the city of Pacifica and San Mateo County, the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S ...
Lawsuit Targets Pacifica Highway Project Threatening Wetlands, Rare Species ...Bay Area Indymedia

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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 ...

 

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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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 ...

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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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Forest Service Begins to Pave Way for Massive Urban Sprawl Next to Grand ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Earthjustice, on behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association, the Grand Canyon Trust, Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity, has submitted a letter protesting the Forest Service's consideration of the rights-of-way permit. The ...

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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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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 ...
U.S. EPA cites Plains' Calif. oil train terminal for violationsEagleFordTexas.com (press release)

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Fox News

White House Report Lacks Key Actions to Save Bees, Other Pollinators
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... habitat, bringing back the monarchs, and reducing winter honeybee losses, but its recommendations don't go nearly far enough to save our pollinators,” said Lori Ann Burd, director of the Environmental Health program at the Center for Biological ...
Obama Unveils Plan to Reverse Alarming Decline of HoneybeesNational Geographic
To fight bee decline, Obama proposes more land to feed beesNBC 29 News

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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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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 regulatorsSacramento Bee

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Freshwater Mussels From Midwest, Southeast Gain 1920 River Miles of
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... and Neosho mucket mussels in 12 states. The mussels were protected under the Endangered Species Act in 2013 under a settlement agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity that speeds protection decisions for 757 imperiled species nationwide.

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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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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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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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Minneapolis Star Tribune

California Officials Won't Test More Water Wells for Oil Waste
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Brown's regulators continue giving oil companies a pass to pollute our drinking water, even as California communities face huge fines for wasting water,” said Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity. “California officials have outsourced ...
California concerns grow over oilfield operations near waterThe San Luis Obispo Tribune

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Toronto Star

Obama Administration Leaves Explosive Oil Trains on Rails for Years
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Citizens' groups Earthjustice, ForestEthics, Oil Change International, Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, Riverkeeper, Waterkeeper, Washington Environmental Council and Natural Resources Defense Council issued a critical assessment of the ...
New oil train speed limits unlikely to stop explosive crashesReuters
Critics: Rail oil rules laxAlbany Times Union

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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 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 ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

US Conservation Group Files Complaint Against Channel 4's "The Island With ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LONDON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal complaint today against Channel 4's “The Island With Bear Grylls” for an episode that aired last week in which contestants dropped on an island and challenged to survive killed and ate an ...

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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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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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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)

City of Sandpoint, Idaho Shows Love for Endangered Mountain Caribou ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... which is the last herd found in the contiguous United States. The resolution comes just as the Center for Biological Diversity and Selkirk Conservation Alliance are preparing to unveil a mural of the caribou on the Snow River Building in downtown ...

 

Mother Jones

Obama's Plan to Save the Monarch Butterflies' Epic Migration
Mother Jones
The plan calls for turning federally owned land along the interstate corridor into milkweed refuges for the butterflies. Will it work? Many don't think it's enough, including Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. "The ...
Monarch Butterfly: Obama Administration To Set Up Butterfly Corridor, Strategy ...Headlines & Global News

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Conservation Groups Ask New Mexico Game Commission to Oppose Cougar ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Cougars will regulate their own numbers,” said Michael Robinson, a conservation advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Adult cougars keep their own populations in check by defending territory and keeping out other cougars who try to trespass.”.

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