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August 21st, 2014, 11:32:30 MDT -0600

New Forest Service Data: Spotted Owls Living in Rim Fire Area Slated for ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
In a letter today the Wild Nature Institute, the Center for Biological Diversity and the John Muir Project told the Forest Service that the owl detection rates in the Rim fire area indicate that spotted owls are using burned forest at rates that are significantly greater ...

 
August 21st, 2014, 11:26:16 MDT -0600

Court Allows ESA Claims Involving Oversight of Pesticides to Move Forward
JD Supra (press release)
In Center for Biological Diversity v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 11-cv-00293-JCS (pdf), plaintiffs alleged that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated section 7 of the Endangered Species Act by failing to initiate and reinitiate consultation ...

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August 21st, 2014, 10:55:38 MDT -0600

DC development activities may be impacted by petition to FWS
Lexology (registration)
On July 28, 2014, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS). The petition, if granted, could have ramifications for development and other activities in the District of Columbia. CBD, a nonprofit environmental organization ...

 
August 21st, 2014, 08:04:54 MDT -0600

The unpleasantly “sizzling” side of solar energy
Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) (press release) (blog)
Fox News reports that federal wildlife officials, as well as the Center for Biological Diversity, want to put a hold on the much ballyhooed Ivanpah Solar Plant in California's Mojave Desert, owing to a rash of bird deaths. Apparently, the reflection from the solar ...

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August 20th, 2014, 00:02:38 MDT -0600

Thousands sign on to close tortoise exhibit
Aspen Times
The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity delivered the petition Tuesday, condemning Cai Guo-Qiang's art installation “Moving Ghost Town,” which includes three African sulcata tortoises that display footage of area ghost towns on dual iPads.

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August 19th, 2014, 18:55:39 MDT -0600

This Labor Day, Americans Urged to Save Wildlife, Keep Meat Off the Grill
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— This Labor Day weekend, the Center for Biological Diversity is urging people to help save wildlife by turning their end-of-summer cookouts into extinction-free barbecues. Labor Day is one of the top meat-consumption days of the year, giving ...

 
August 19th, 2014, 17:08:21 MDT -0600

Montana Grayling Again Denied Endangered Species Act Protection
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Without doubt, the beautiful Montana grayling is one of the most endangered fish in the United States,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director with the Center for Biological Diversity. Once found throughout the upper Missouri River drainage ...

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August 19th, 2014, 15:36:35 MDT -0600

EPA Seeks To Sink Green Group's Ocean Acidification Suit
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (August 19, 2014, 5:23 PM ET) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday asked a Washington federal judge to quash a Center for Biological Diversity suit seeking enhanced Clean Water Act protections off the Pacific coast, ...

 
August 19th, 2014, 14:37:40 MDT -0600

More Than 12000 Call on Aspen Art Museum to Halt Controversial Tortoise Exhibit
Bay Area Indymedia
The Center for Biological Diversity today delivered petitions signed by more than 12,000 people calling on the Aspen Art Museum to cancel a controversial exhibit by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang featuring three African sulcata tortoises, each with a pair of ...

 
August 19th, 2014, 10:38:08 MDT -0600

New Decision in Mega ESA Case Dismisses Most Consultation Claims with ...
JD Supra (press release)
In a wide-ranging decision issued on August 13, 2014, in Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA (N.D. Cal.) (often referred to as the "Mega ESA" case), Magistrate Judge Spero has dismissed most of the claims by the Plaintiffs that the U.S. Environmental ...

 
August 19th, 2014, 08:22:52 MDT -0600

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. | New Decision in Mega ESA Case Dismisses Most ...
Linex Legal (press release) (registration)
In a wide-ranging decision issued on August 13, 2014, in Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA (N.D. Cal.) (often referred to as the "Mega ESA" case), Magistrate Judge Spero has dismissed most of the claims by the Plaintiffs that the U.S. Environmental ...

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August 19th, 2014, 06:20:18 MDT -0600

District court dismisses multiple claims in ESA “mega” suit
agprofessional.com
CropLife America (CLA) is pleased that U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero dismissed the vast majority of the plaintiffs' claims in their third attempt at a complaint in the case Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North ...

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August 18th, 2014, 20:36:39 MDT -0600

Citadel spokesman confirms oil company weighing conventional drilling
Hollister Free Lance
The ruling is from a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, which contends the oil project could have negative environmental impacts relating to water use, greenhouse gas emissions, threats to the California condor and runoff into the Salinas River.

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August 18th, 2014, 12:00:13 MDT -0600

Group, oil company at odds over drilling after court ruling
Hollister Free Lance
An attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity hopes to have Citadel Exploration's exploratory well shut down by Aug. 27, but the oil company is already looking ahead toward fully developing its field in southern San Benito County. Kassie Siegel, attorney ...

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August 18th, 2014, 09:57:19 MDT -0600

Scorecard Grades Feds on Following Their Own Scientists' Recommendations for
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The question now is whether the Obama administration will follow those steps,” said Randi Spivak, public lands director for the Center for Biological Diversity. “We'll be holding the BLM accountable and making sure that the best available science is followed ...

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August 18th, 2014, 08:37:30 MDT -0600

Mountain Town News: Truckee, Aspen, Ketchum
The Sheet
TRUCKEE, Calif. – California's state flag has a grizzly bear on it, but the grizzlies that inspired it disappeared from California in the 1920s. Does that need to remain the case? The Center for Biological Diversity, an advocacy group, wants the federal ...

 
August 18th, 2014, 06:42:27 MDT -0600

RedOrbit

Wildlife Officials Concerned By Bird Deaths At Solar Power Plant
RedOrbit
As many as 28,000 birds may have been killed by flying through concentrated sun rays at a solar power plant located in the Mojave Desert, experts from the Center for Biological Diversity have told the Associated Press (AP). According to AP reporters Ellen ...

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August 15th, 2014, 09:21:51 MDT -0600

546335 Acres in 9 Western States Proposed as Protected Critical Habitat for ...
YubaNet
The bird was proposed for Endangered Species Act protection in October 2013 as part of a 2011 agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed protection decisions for 757 imperiled species nationwide. Today's proposal would protect 546,335 ...

 
August 15th, 2014, 01:34:00 MDT -0600

TheFishSite.com

Two Texas Fish Protected Under Endangered Species Act
TheFishSite.com
US - Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions on protection for 757 imperiled species, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has protected two Texas fishes and 623 miles of river habitat under the Endangered Species Act.

 
August 15th, 2014, 00:55:00 MDT -0600

SitNews

Refuge Urged to Protect Alaska's Rare Kenai Bears From Overhunting
SitNews
(SitNews) - The Center for Biological Diversity submitted a petition Monday, urging Alaska's Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to enact a permanent ban on sport hunting of brown bears on refuge lands. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, over the ...

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August 15th, 2014, 00:08:52 MDT -0600

Protection proposed for yellow-billed cuckoo
Albuquerque Journal
The bird does New Mexico's river ecosystems a favor, said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity. When laying eggs and raising chicks, “it has to gorge itself on grasshoppers, cicadas, caterpillars – animals that can do a lot of damage to those ...

 
August 14th, 2014, 23:43:07 MDT -0600

Bay Area Indymedia

546335 Acres in 9 Western States Proposed as Critical Habitat for Yellow-billed ...
Bay Area Indymedia
The bird was proposed for Endangered Species Act protection in October 2013 as part of a 2011 agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed protection decisions for 757 imperiled species nationwide. Today's proposal would protect 546,335 ...

 
August 14th, 2014, 23:43:07 MDT -0600

Lawsuit Launched to Protect San Diego's Vanishing Wetlands From Airport ...
Bay Area Indymedia
“These vanishing vernal pools are a part of Southern California's natural heritage and without action we may lose them forever,” said Jonathan Evans, toxics and endangered species campaign director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Brown Field has for ...

 
August 14th, 2014, 12:52:24 MDT -0600

EPA Scores Partial Win In ESA Pesticide Suit
Law360 (subscription)
The Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America allege the EPA violated the ESA by failing to initiate and reinitiate consultations with the National Marine Fisheries Service and Fish & Wildlife Service regarding the effect of ...

 
August 14th, 2014, 09:45:42 MDT -0600

Purple Line Booster Blasts Endangered Amphipod Claims
Bethesda Now
Ross wrote the letter in response to the Center for Biological Diversity, a major environmental group that late last month filed a legal petition asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a recovery plan for the Hay's spring amphipod, the shrimp-like ...

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August 14th, 2014, 08:13:06 MDT -0600

Environmental groups file notice of intent to sue EPA again over endangerment ...
Lexology (registration)
On August 5, 2014, the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth filed a notice of intent to sue EPA for unreasonable delay because, after two years, the agency has failed to begin the rulemaking process to determine if an endangerment finding ...

 
August 13th, 2014, 19:25:18 MDT -0600

Feds Override Own Scientists, Scrap Plan to Protect Wolverines
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... has put wolverines firmly on the path toward extinction in the lower 48 so it's really alarming to see the Obama administration cave to political pressure like this,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center for Biological Diversity.

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August 13th, 2014, 11:25:23 MDT -0600

Endangered Species Are New Focus in Legal Case Against Kentucky's Water ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Today, two national wildlife conservation groups, Defenders of Wildlife and the Center for Biological Diversity, joined the case. The groups assert that, in addition to violating the Clean Water Act, the EPA's approval of Kentucky's weakened water-quality ...

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August 13th, 2014, 09:58:23 MDT -0600

CORRECTED: Agency-Funded Overseas Projects Ruled Exempt From ESA
Law360 (subscription)
Environmental groups the Center for Biological Diversity, Pacific Environment and the Turtle Island Restoration Network had failed to show that the U.S. Export-Import Bank was required under the ESA to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or ...

 
August 13th, 2014, 09:50:24 MDT -0600

POLL: Most Californians in Favor of Banning Off-Shore Fracking
KFBK
Patrick Sullivan, with the Center for Biological Diversity, says a majority of those surveyed also feel strongly against the unloading of chemicals associated with fracking. "Sixty-five percent of Californians want oil companies stopped from dumping fracking ...

 
August 12th, 2014, 23:53:17 MDT -0600

Clear Lake hitch listed as threatened
Lake County Record-Bee
The California Fish and Game Commission (CFGC) has officially listed the Clear Lake hitch as threatened. The Center for Biological Diversity had petitioned the CFGC and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to list the hitch as endangered, however, the ...

 
August 12th, 2014, 20:21:24 MDT -0600

Bank Ducks Challenge Over Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Courthouse News Service
The Center for Biological Diversity, Pacific Environment and Turtle Island Restoration Network sued the Export-Import Bank of the United States in 2012, claiming that it failed to make mandatory biological assessments and environmental impact surveys ...

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August 12th, 2014, 18:26:44 MDT -0600

Poll: Most Californians Want Offshore Fracking Ban
Bay Area Indymedia
SAN DIEGO— As the California Coastal Commission meets in San Diego this week, a new poll (see PDF) finds that 55 percent of Californians back a ban on offshore fracking and 65 percent want oil companies prevented from dumping fracking chemicals into ...

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August 12th, 2014, 18:26:44 MDT -0600

Federal Court Strikes Down Illegal Permit for Avenal Power Plant
Bay Area Indymedia
The legal action against US EPA was brought by Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity, all represented by Earthjustice, and by El Pueblo Para el Aire y Agua Limpia/People for Clean Air and Water of ...

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August 12th, 2014, 16:39:38 MDT -0600

Enviros to sue over sperm whale protections
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Oceana, The Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island Restoration Network submitted a 60-day notice of intent to sue to the agency Monday, saying federal fishery managers should not have allowed emergency protections to lapse without passing ...

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August 12th, 2014, 16:16:19 MDT -0600

Federal Court Strikes Down Illegal Permit for Avenal Power Plant in California
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The legal action against US EPA was brought by Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity, all represented by Earthjustice, and by El Pueblo Para el Aire y Agua Limpia/People for Clean Air and Water of ...

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August 12th, 2014, 14:41:13 MDT -0600

Conservation group requests brown bear hunting ban in Kenai refuge
KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska
An Alaska conservation group is seeking to ban brown bear sport hunting in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, hunters have killed a quarter of the refuge's brown bear population over the past 18 months alone.

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August 12th, 2014, 00:04:32 MDT -0600

Uncover California

Debate on Grizzlies in California continues
Uncover California
In June this year, the Center for Biological Diversity urged the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service to meet its duty under the Endangered Species Act and work to reintroduce grizzlies to a massive segment of their suitable habitat in the West, including the Sierra ...

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August 11th, 2014, 14:46:54 MDT -0600

Lawsuit Launched to Reinstate Protections for Endangered Sperm Whales
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The Center for Biological Diversity, Oceana and Turtle Island Restoration Network submitted today's 60-day notice of intent to sue to the Fisheries Service because it allowed emergency regulations to lapse just as the gillnet fishery is ramping up for the ...

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August 11th, 2014, 14:01:35 MDT -0600

Refuge Urged to Protect Alaska's Rare Kenai Bears From Rampant Overhunting
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ANCHORAGE— The Center for Biological Diversity submitted a petition today, urging the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to enact a permanent ban on sport hunting of brown bears on refuge lands. Over the past 18 months, after the state of Alaska loosened ...

 
August 11th, 2014, 13:46:37 MDT -0600

Kerry Urged to Evaluate Cumulative Climate Impact of Keystone XL, Alberta ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Today's letter was signed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Citizens Acting for Rail Safety, Clean Up The River Environment, Energy Action Coalition, FLOW, Freshwater Future, Friends of the Headwaters, Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, Institute ...

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August 11th, 2014, 11:10:32 MDT -0600

Two Florida Butterflies Protected Under Endangered Species Act,
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— As part of an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions to protect 757 imperiled species across the country, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today it will protect two south Florida butterflies ...

 
August 11th, 2014, 11:07:28 MDT -0600

Hazmat-suit Wearing Protesters to Urge California Coastal Commission to Halt ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN DIEGO— As the California Coastal Commission meets in San Diego, hazmat suit-wearing protesters with the Center for Biological Diversity will urge commissioners to halt fracking to protect the state's oceans and wildlife. The protest starts at 10 a.m. ...

 
August 11th, 2014, 08:14:22 MDT -0600

Latin Post

Bats, Birds, Ferrets, Panthers Threatened by EPA Approval of Pesticides Claims ...
Latin Post
The Federal district court in San Francisco held a hearing on Friday over The Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticides Action Network North America lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency failure to assess the effects of pesticides.

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August 10th, 2014, 21:27:54 MDT -0600

Blythe Mesa solar project wins environmental supporters
The Desert Sun
Groups ranging from the Sierra Club to the Center for Biological Diversity have argued that massive solar projects can kill birds, disrupt species and damage other environmental resources. But those groups have come out in support of the Blythe Mesa project ...

 
August 10th, 2014, 18:37:36 MDT -0600

Bay Area Indymedia

55K People Call on Ca. Attorney General to Investigate Poisoning Death of ...
Bay Area Indymedia
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity delivered messages from more than 55,000 people to California Attorney General Kamala Harris on August 7 requesting an investigation into the fatal poisoning of the pet dog of a scientist studying the ...

 
August 10th, 2014, 06:27:45 MDT -0600

The Fiscal Times

Trade Short-Haul Air for High Speed Rail and Help the Climate
The Fiscal Times
Three environmental groups—Earthjustice, the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth— notified the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week of their intention to sue to force the release of an “endangerment finding” regarding carbon ...

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August 8th, 2014, 16:02:24 MDT -0600

Mexican Gray Wolf Hearings In New Mexico, Arizona Expected To Draw Hundreds
KRWG
Large turnouts are expected at two upcoming public hearings on proposed changes to the Mexican wolf management plan, including expansion of the wolf-management areas in Arizona and New Mexico. The hearings, Aug. 11 in Pinetop, Ariz., and Aug.

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August 8th, 2014, 13:12:00 MDT -0600

Climate Science Watch

Pushing EPA to regulate aviation greenhouse gas emissions
Climate Science Watch
The Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth, which is represented by Earthjustice, filed a motion of intent to sue today to push EPA to promulgate rules for the aviation sector, citing a March 2012 order by a federal court directing the agency to ...

 
August 8th, 2014, 12:06:57 MDT -0600

Mexican Gray Wolf Hearings in Arizona, New Mexico Expected to Draw Hundreds
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SILVER CITY, N.M.— Large turnouts are expected at two upcoming public hearings on proposed changes to the Mexican wolf management plan, including expansion of the wolf-management areas in Arizona and New Mexico. The hearings, Aug.

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August 7th, 2014, 20:35:46 MDT -0600

SFGate

Was scientist's dog poisoned by pot growers to silence him?
SFGate
"It's a tragic story all around," said Jonathan Evans, the Center for Biological Diversity's toxics and endangered species campaign director. "You have this researcher who is out there doing some very strong and credible science and people are unfortunately ...

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August 7th, 2014, 15:16:48 MDT -0600

Bay Area Indymedia

Northern California's Clear Lake Hitch Protected as Threatened Species
Bay Area Indymedia
State protection will catalyze habitat restoration around Clear Lake that we hope will begin to recover this unique fish,” said Jeff Miller of the Center for Biological Diversity, which petitioned to protect the hitch in 2012. “The top priorities for hitch are fixing fish ...

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August 7th, 2014, 15:02:05 MDT -0600

Two rare Alabama wildflowers now protected by the Endangered Species Act
The Huntsville Times - al.com
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, whorled sunflowers and fleshy-fruit gladecress were granted protection under the Endangered Species Act on July 31. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is in the process of designating parts of Morgan, Lawrence ...

 
August 7th, 2014, 13:46:30 MDT -0600

Could grizzly bears return to the southern Sierra Nevada?
Tahoe Daily Tribune
“Grizzly bears are one of the true icons of the American West, yet today they live in a paltry 4 percent of the lands where they used to roam,” Noah Greenwald, endangered species director for the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement.

 
August 7th, 2014, 12:10:34 MDT -0600

55000 People Request Investigation into Fatal Poisoning of Humboldt County Dog
Lost Coast Outpost
The Center for Biological Diversity delivered messages from more than 55,000 people to California Attorney General Kamala Harris today requesting an investigation into the fatal poisoning of the pet dog of a scientist studying the deadly impacts on wildlife of ...

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August 7th, 2014, 11:01:53 MDT -0600

WyoFile

Ad campaign blames 'activist lawyers,' bad science for looming grouse listing
WyoFile
A video that's part of the ad campaign is titled “Environmental Lawyers. Bad Science. Jobs Lost.” In it, WEA highlights a published quote attributed to Kieran Suckling, the Center for Biological Diversity's executive director and founder, in which he states that the ...

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August 7th, 2014, 11:01:02 MDT -0600

55000 People Call on California Attorney General to Investigate Poisoning ...
YubaNet
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2014 — The Center for Biological Diversity delivered messages from more than 55,000 people to California Attorney General Kamala Harris today requesting an investigation into the fatal poisoning of the pet dog of a scientist ...

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August 7th, 2014, 11:01:02 MDT -0600

Court Hearing Focuses on EPA's Failure to Protect 119 Endangered Species ...
YubaNet
The Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America are challenging the Environmental Protection Agency's systemic failure to assess the impacts of dozens of pesticides known to be harmful to more than 100 endangered species.

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August 7th, 2014, 10:57:33 MDT -0600

AvStop Aviation News

Friends Of The Earth Filed A Notice Of Intent To Sue EPA Over Airline Emissions
AvStop Aviation News
The notice, filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth, notes that EPA has failed to reduce this pollution even though a federal judge ruled nearly three years ago that it must address aviation's fast-growing carbon emissions.

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August 7th, 2014, 10:15:59 MDT -0600

Center for Biological Diversity Keeps Up Fight for Santa Rita Wildlife
Tucson Weekly
According to the Center for Biological Diversity's Randy Serraglio (yes, that Serraglio, a past Tucson Weekly contributor and columnist), the Tucson-based organization sent a letter yesterday urging U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to "again take an in-depth look ...

 
August 7th, 2014, 08:55:34 MDT -0600

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

On Martha's Vineyard, 'Frostpaw the Polar Bear' to Deliver Masks and Snorkels to
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
MARTHA'S VINEYARD, Mass.— As President Obama vacations on Martha's Vineyard, the Center for Biological Diversity's “Frostpaw the Polar Bear” will try to deliver masks and snorkels to the First Family — including Bo, the First Dog — to emphasize the ...

 
August 6th, 2014, 15:03:58 MDT -0600

Backpacker Magazine

Grizzlies May Return to California
Backpacker Magazine
The Los Angeles Times reports that the grizzly could return to the Bear Republic in a few years if a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity is approved. The petition requests that 110,000 square miles be set aside for grizzlies in California, Arizona, New ...

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August 5th, 2014, 14:59:46 MDT -0600

Letter: Science, Not Politics, Should Steer Decision on Arizona Copper Mine ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter today urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to again take an in-depth look at how the proposed Rosemont copper mine in southern Arizona will affect endangered species, including jaguars, ...

 
August 5th, 2014, 13:45:36 MDT -0600

Feds Withdraw Proposal to Protect Rare Utah and Colorado Wildflowers
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This is dirty politics for dirty oil shale,” said Lori Ann Burd with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The Service's unscientific and unlawful decision to accept this completely voluntary and likely ineffective conservation agreement as a substitute for the strong ...

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August 5th, 2014, 11:29:36 MDT -0600

Conservation Groups Launch Legal Challenge to Cut Carbon Pollution from ...
eNews Park Forest
Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to reduce global warming pollution from aircraft engines. The notice, filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Friends of the Earth, notes that EPA ...

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August 5th, 2014, 08:39:01 MDT -0600

Greens to sue EPA over aircraft emissions
The Hill
“The airline industry's massive and fast-growing greenhouse gas pollution poses a dangerous threat to our climate,” Vera Pardee, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement. “The EPA has to stop dragging its feet and start ...

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August 4th, 2014, 09:04:12 MDT -0600

Feds Urged to Suspend Grand Canyon Uranium Mine to Protect Water, Wildlife ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Water is continually flowing into these mines, increasing the risk to deep aquifers and springs and opening the door to an environmental disaster,” said Katie Davis, public lands campaigner for the Center for Biological Diversity. “The BLM has ignored this ...

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August 3rd, 2014, 01:30:00 MDT -0600

3 Southeast flowers get federal protection
Claiborne Progress
The Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the agency to protect the plants in 2004. They have been on a waiting list of species known to be in need of federal protection since 1999. In 2011, the center and the agency reached a landmark agreement that will ...

 
August 1st, 2014, 18:32:04 MDT -0600

Commission denies conservation groups' wolf petition
Capital Press
Jay Inslee within 30 days, said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer for the Center for Biological Diversity, one of eight conservation groups that filed the request. Inslee would have 45 days to reply, she said. The groups were asking for the rules to ...

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August 1st, 2014, 15:39:29 MDT -0600

Appeal Challenges Gila National Forest Plan Allowing 3000 Miles for Off-road ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SILVER CITY, N.M.— The Center for Biological Diversity filed an appeal this week of the Gila National Forest's travel management plan because it fails to protect the wild San Francisco River, imperiled frogs, fish and birds, and potential wilderness areas from ...

 
August 1st, 2014, 10:18:24 MDT -0600

State Fish and Wildlife Commission Denies Petition to Require Nonlethal Steps ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Washington needs to make legally enforceable commitments to ensure the state's vulnerable, fledgling wolf population is treated like the endangered species that it is,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer with the Center for Biological Diversity.

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August 1st, 2014, 09:19:14 MDT -0600

Two Texas Fishes, 623 Miles of River Protected Under Endangered Species Act
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
AUSTIN, Texas— Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions on protection for 757 imperiled species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected two Texas fishes and 623 miles of river habitat under the ...

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August 1st, 2014, 02:13:47 MDT -0600

3 Southeast flowers now protected under the Endangered Species Act
The Tribune
Short's bladderpod, fleshy-fruit gladecress and whorled sunflowers are found in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week that it's protecting the flowers. The Center for Biological Diversity ...

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August 1st, 2014, 02:06:46 MDT -0600

Kentucky News
WVAH
The Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the agency to protect the plants in 2004. They have been on a waiting list of species known to be in need of federal protection since 1999. In 2011, the center and the agency reached a landmark agreement that will ...

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July 31st, 2014, 21:07:23 MDT -0600

Judge halts exploratory wells near Pinnacles
The Salinas Californian
The plaintiff, Center for Biological Diversity, argued that the project would be dangerous to the area's condor foraging habitat and risk polluting the watershed that drains into the Salinas River. Because of these risks, San Benito County was obligated to ...

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July 31st, 2014, 12:51:09 MDT -0600

Updated: Judge puts nozzle on oil project
Hollister Free Lance
That announcement came last week from the Center for Biological Diversity, which sued San Benito County over its approval last year of the Project Indian site in an oilfield near Coalinga along the Monterey County border. Next, another hearing is scheduled ...

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July 31st, 2014, 11:14:20 MDT -0600

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Construction of US Military Airstrip in Japan That Would ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Paving over some of the last places they survive will not only likely be a death sentence for them, it will be a deep cultural loss for the Okinawan people,” said Peter Galvin, director of programs at the Center for Biological Diversity. Today's legal filing, which ...

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July 31st, 2014, 10:36:13 MDT -0600

Scientists Urge Fish and Wildlife Service to Uphold Scientific Integrity in ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The science is clear that global warming threatens the wolverine with extinction,” said Shaye Wolf, climate science director of the Center for Biological Diversity, who signed the letter. “It's deeply disturbing that the Service might allow an administrator's ...

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July 31st, 2014, 09:35:28 MDT -0600

Three Southeast Flowers Protected Under Endangered Species Act in
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed decisions on protection for 757 imperiled species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected three flowers under the Endangered Species Act. Short's ...

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July 31st, 2014, 03:10:17 MDT -0600

Enviros Seek End to Bluefin Overfishing
Courthouse News Service
WASHINGTON (CN) - The Center for Biological Diversity has requested the United States stop fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna and recommend an international moratorium, according to a government announcement. The Department of Commerce's National ...

 
July 30th, 2014, 17:24:06 MDT -0600

Care2.com

New York's Getting Pushed to Ban Poisons That Are Killing Wildlife
Care2.com
Wildlife and conservation organizations are taking up the battle to get super-toxic rat poisons out of New York over concerns about the dangers they pose to wildlife, pets and people. The Center for Biological Diversity, American Bird Conservancy, Cornell Lab ...

 
July 30th, 2014, 15:02:00 MDT -0600

Idaho Suspends Wilderness Wolf-killing Plan in Face of Court Challenge
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Earthjustice is representing long-time Idaho conservationist and wilderness advocate Ralph Maughan along with four conservation groups — Defenders of Wildlife, Western Watersheds Project, Wilderness Watch and the Center for Biological Diversity — in ...

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July 30th, 2014, 12:58:37 MDT -0600

New Federal Study: Highly Toxic, Bee-killing Pesticides Common in 9 ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“It's shocking to see the prevalence of these toxic pesticides — already banned by the European Union — in so many American waterways,” said Jonathan Evans, toxics and endangered species campaign director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We're ...

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July 30th, 2014, 12:24:00 MDT -0600

Third Lawsuit to Prevent Caltrans From Vandalizing Ancient Redwoods in ...
Bay Area Indymedia
“The shortsightedness of this project is dumbfounding,” said Peter Galvin with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Does Caltrans really expect the public to accept a multimillion dollar project that would needlessly damage this iconic grove of giant redwoods?”

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July 29th, 2014, 16:07:51 MDT -0600

House of Representatives Approves Bill to Weaken Endangered Species Act
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... is yet another Republican scheme to push politics and corporate profits ahead of protecting endangered species and the long-term health of the world we live in,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological Diversity.

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July 29th, 2014, 14:35:03 MDT -0600

Top Scientists Urge Obama Administration to Use Accurate Estimates of ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Reducing the oil and gas industry's massive methane pollution could help provide the breathing room we need to avoid disastrous climate tipping points,” said Shaye Wolf, climate science director at the Center for Biological Diversity, who signed the letter.

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July 29th, 2014, 11:17:20 MDT -0600

Feds under attack for dodging consultations to protect wildlife from pesticides
allvoices
Meanwhile, according to the Center for Biological Diversity, the use of pesticides continues by federal and state officials, often without the required Environmental Protection Agency discussions on which toxin will kill what creature. The Center reached a ...

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July 29th, 2014, 10:56:56 MDT -0600

Grand Canyon News

School denies Tusayan roadway access
Grand Canyon News
The board revisited the issue during its July 8 regular meeting after the Center for Biological Diversity circulated a June 24 letter challenging the town's application. The center claims the application violates the deed restriction between the Forest Service and ...

 
July 29th, 2014, 08:14:03 MDT -0600

Bethesda Now

Amphipod 'Recovery Plan' Could Spell Trouble For Purple Line
Bethesda Now
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a legal petition asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a recovery plan for the Hay's spring amphipod, a tiny shrimp-like critter just 5-10 millimeters in length that is colorless, blind and lives most of its life ...

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July 29th, 2014, 06:34:23 MDT -0600

Settlement requires federal review of pesticides' impact on endangered species
Wisconsin Gazette
These pesticides are toxic to wildlife and may threaten human health, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. “We don't think these chemicals should even be in use, but at the very least, measures to protect endangered wildlife should have been put ...

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July 28th, 2014, 19:08:56 MDT -0600

Third Lawsuit Filed to Prevent Caltrans From Vandalizing Ancient Redwoods in ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The shortsightedness of this project is dumbfounding,” said Peter Galvin with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Does Caltrans really expect the public to accept a multimillion dollar project that would needlessly damage this iconic grove of giant redwoods?”.

 
July 28th, 2014, 16:49:16 MDT -0600

Settlement Will Help Safeguard Nation's Endangered Wildlife From 5 Dangerous ...
eNews Park Forest
The Center for Biological Diversity reached a settlement today requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to analyze the impacts of five common pesticides on endangered wildlife across the nation. The pesticides up for review — carbaryl, chlorpyrifos, ...

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July 28th, 2014, 15:08:11 MDT -0600

Settlement Requires Feds To Review Pesticide Impacts
KRWG
The Center for Biological Diversity reached a settlement today requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to analyze the impacts of five common pesticides on endangered wildlife across the nation. The pesticides up for review — carbaryl, chlorpyrifos, ...

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July 28th, 2014, 10:51:27 MDT -0600

Legal Petition Calls for New York State to Ban Super-toxic Rat Poisons
eNews Park Forest
“There is no reason to leave the worst of the worst poisons on the market,” said Jonathan Evans, toxics and endangered species campaign director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “There are safe, cost-effective options on the shelves today that don't ...

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July 28th, 2014, 08:49:13 MDT -0600

Recovery Plan Sought for Critically Endangered Hay's Spring Amphipod
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a legal petition today asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to finally develop a recovery plan for the Hay's spring amphipod, one of the most critically endangered species in the United States.

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July 25th, 2014, 16:19:15 MDT -0600

Federal Court Decision Upholds Protections for Wildlife, Streams, Quiet ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WildEarth Guardians, the Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club intervened in a legal challenge to the travel plan brought by the New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance. The District Court today ruled in favor of the U.S. Forest Service and ...

 
July 25th, 2014, 15:13:06 MDT -0600

Green Group Demands Feds Peg PVC As Hazardous Waste
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (July 25, 2014, 5:01 PM ET) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was hit with a legal petition on Thursday asking the government to classify as a hazardous waste a chemical substance found in plastic that is linked to cancer and ...

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July 25th, 2014, 02:23:28 MDT -0600

NGO petitions US gov for ban on Pacific bluefin tuna fishing
Undercurrent News
The US National Marine Fisheries Service said the US government has received a petition from the non-governmental organization the Center for Biological Diversity, to prohibit fishing for Pacific bluefin tuna. The campaign wishes to identify specific reference ...

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July 25th, 2014, 00:23:07 MDT -0600

Fish found in NM on 'endangered' list
Albuquerque Journal
The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity petitioned for federal protection for the fish in 2004, and the center's Michael Robinson says the listing being published in the Federal Registry will help protect the Little Colorado River's headwaters from water ...

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July 24th, 2014, 18:58:33 MDT -0600

Feds grant endangered species status to Zuni bluehead sucker
Cronkite News
“It is a tremendous relief for the fish to get the protection it needs,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity, which petitioned Fish and Wildlife 10 years ago to protect the fish. The listing does not officially take effect for a month, and the ...

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