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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 (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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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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Los Angeles Times

Center for Biological Diversity Statement on Bifurcated DRECP Process
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Just three weeks after the public comment deadline closed, the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan's state and federal partners are diverging. The Bureau of Land Management is moving forward with the public lands portion of this important ...
Desert renewable energy plan is altered to win counties' supportLos Angeles Times

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seattlepi.com

Senators Introduce Legislation After Series Of Oil Train Accidents
Huffington Post
The environmental group the Center for Biological Diversity praised the measure, but said it could go further. “It's painfully clear something needs to be done to protect people and the environment from the mounting dangers of these oil trains, and ...
Proposed Bill Major Step Forward for Preventing Fiery Oil Train DerailmentsBay Area Indymedia

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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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TIME

Obama Administration's Weak New Fracking Rule Endangers Public Lands ...
Bay Area Indymedia
“Fracking pollution endangers public lands and public health across America, but these flimsy regulations barely scratch the surface of the threat,” said Clare Lakewood of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Fracking disrupts our climate and ...
Interior Department Issues New Federal Rules On 'Fracking'WVAS

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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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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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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Launched to Speed Recovery of Imperiled Flatwoods Salamanders ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
PANAMA CITY, Fla.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Gulf Restoration Network filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the Interior Department for its failure to develop recovery plans for the reticulated and frosted flatwoods salamanders ...

 

Another Oil Train Derails and Catches Fire in Ontario
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Before one more derailment, fire, oil spill and one more life lost, we need a moratorium on oil trains and we need it now” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The oil and railroad industries are playing ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Feds Propose More Than 330000 Acres of Critical Habitat for Black Pine Snakes
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... and urbanization. Black pine snakes were proposed for Endangered Species Act protection last fall as the result of a settlement agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity that speeds protection decisions for 757 imperiled species around the ...

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Bakersfield Now

Oil Industry Injection Wells Routinely Fracture California Rock Formations
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Brown's oil regulators are rubberstamping high-pressure steam injections that can pollute our water and cause horrific accidents,” said Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity. “This shows once again that state officials have ignored the ...
Environmentalists Launch Two Legal Campaigns Against Big OilEast Bay Express
California senators focus on oil industry, drinking waterMonterey County Herald

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Pioneering Desert Fish Biologist, Researcher, and Staunch Advocate for Desert ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Dr. Deacon's relentless commitment to preserving life in some of its rarest forms, and to conserving the limited resources that sustain us all, earned him the recognition of the Center's first annual E.O. Wilson Award for Outstanding Science in ...

 

TIME

CN Rail, BNSF Tackle Accidents as Group Seeks Ban on Oil Trains
Bloomberg
The accidents bring to four the number of oil train wrecks in North America in the past three weeks, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. The environment group is calling for a halt to transport of oil by rail, which has surged since 2009 ...
Train Carrying Volatile Bakken Crude Explodes in Northwestern IllinoisEarth Island Journal
Third N. American Oil Train Inferno in Three Weeks: IllinoisEnvironment News Service

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PerfScience

Pressure for Federal Protection of Monarch Butterfly Grows as Public Comment ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The agency's review of the monarch was spurred by a legal petition filed in August by the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower, all of whom submitted comments ...
EPA sued for failing to protect monarch butterfliesCustoms Today Newspaper

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Legal Petition Urges Gov. Brown to Impose Emergency Fracking Moratorium ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Brown can and should act immediately to protect California's precious water supplies from benzene-laden fracking fluid,” said Hollin Kretzmann, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Oil companies are illegally contaminating our ...
Enviros, Others Press Calif. Gov. For Fracking MoratoriumLaw360 (subscription)

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With Cod Numbers at Historic Low, Petition Seeks Ban on Gulf of Maine Cod ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The Center for Biological Diversity, Turtle Island Restoration Network, SandyHook SeaLife Foundation and Greenpeace called for the Fisheries Service to prohibit fishing for Gulf of Maine cod, allowing catch only incidental to other targeted fish, and ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Feds Ban Imports of Four Large Constrictor Snakes
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Approximately 30,000 members and supporters of the Center sent letters to Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell asking that the remaining five snake species be listed as injurious. The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation ...
Four more big snakes added to restricted listPalm Beach Post

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Bay Area Indymedia

Year After Standoff Over Nevada Cattle Trespass, Questions Remain About ...
Bay Area Indymedia
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Attorney General Eric Holder today formally requesting a public update by April 5 on the status of the case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, whose ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Recovery Plan for Florida's Endangered Corals Includes Call to Cut Carbon ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The Fisheries Service protected these corals under the Endangered Species Act in 2006 in response to a scientific petition from the Center for Biological Diversity. Today's plan is also the result of a court-approved settlement between the Center and ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Court Rejects Plan to Expand New Mexico Coal Mine
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Air is polluted, water is poisoned, and endangered species are being driven to extinction,” said Taylor McKinnon, with the Center for Biological Diversity. “We won't rest until these problems are solved.” “For far too long, these communities have borne ...

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Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Supports Downlisting Gray Wolves Nationwide
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... the development of a national recovery plan to return wolves to places like the southern Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada and Adirondacks,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Downlisting ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

125 Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Bees, Pollinators From Pesticides
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“It's time to stop pesticides from killing our bees,” said Lori Ann Burd, Environmental Health director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “If bees and other pollinators are going to have a real future in this country, President Obama needs to ...

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Misguided Border Security Bill Threatens Public Lands
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This bill addresses a problem that does not exist,” said Randy Serraglio, conservation advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Government agencies and independent analysts alike have concluded that land-management laws and policies do not ...

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Macon Telegraph

Court Gives Idaho's Endangered Caribou Another Chance for Adequately ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We can recover mountain caribou in Idaho and Washington, but it can't be done without protecting their habitat,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “I'm encouraged the lower 48's last caribou will ...
Court: Endangered Selkirk caribou critical habitat must be revistedThe Spokesman Review (blog)
Feds reopen comment period for mountain caribou protectionsWashington Post
US seeks fresh round of public input on fate of rare reindeerReuters UK

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Bay Area Indymedia

Logging Industry Fails Again to Strip Threatened Seabird of Protections
Bay Area Indymedia
“It's time to move forward with recovering these unique seabirds,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We know what we need to do to save the marbled murrelet, and that's protecting the last coastal ...

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Ktoo

Conservation groups appeal Big Thorne ruling
Ktoo
The co-plaintiffs in the lawsuit are the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, Alaska Wilderness League, National Audubon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Cascadia Wildlands, Center for Biological Diversity, the Greater ...
2nd set of groups appeals Big Thorne rulingKRBD

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Recovering Green Sea Turtles Downlisted to Threatened on Pacific, Florida Coasts
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... shows that the Endangered Species Act saves wildlife,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans program director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Now we have to take big, brave steps to protect sea turtles from threats like climate change and rising ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Jewell's Fossil Fuel Plans Undermine Climate Goals
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“There's a dangerous dissonance between the Obama administration's climate rhetoric and Secretary Jewell's eagerness to open public land to drilling, mining and fracking,” said Taylor McKinnon of the Center for Biological Diversity. “We can't avoid ...

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