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March 26th, 2015, 18:02:45 MDT -0600

Bay Area Indymedia

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Rare Colorado, Utah Wildflowers Threatened by Oil ...
Bay Area Indymedia
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 effective tool just for ...

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March 26th, 2015, 11:47:01 MDT -0600

Written by Press Release
eNews Park Forest
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 particularly dirty and dangerous ...

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March 26th, 2015, 13:10:28 MDT -0600

Bay Area Indymedia

Kentucky's Proposed Tar Sands Mining Puts People, Water, Wildlife at Risk
Bay Area Indymedia
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 particularly dirty and dangerous ...

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March 26th, 2015, 09:03:47 MDT -0600

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. Although ...

 
March 26th, 2015, 04:47:37 MDT -0600

Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)

Over 100 Pages Long: The List of Problems with California's Draft Environmental ...
Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)
We reviewed that draft with our partners at the Center for Biological Diversity, LA Waterkeeper, and the Sierra Club. Together we submitted a 107-page comment letter in response, along with two expert reports--one on the significant air pollution impacts and ...

 
March 26th, 2015, 02:04:23 MDT -0600

Caltrans noticed by environmental groups about alleged violations of federal laws
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Pacificans for a Scenic Coast, Pacificans for Highway 1 Alternatives and the Center for Biological Diversity provided notice of their intent to file a citizen suit for violations of the U.S. Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act. Caltrans is named a ...

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March 25th, 2015, 13:57:02 MDT -0600

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 Biological Diversity ...

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March 25th, 2015, 09:06:01 MDT -0600

Judge Rules for Caribou, Against Feds
Courthouse News Service
The Center for Biological Diversity led a lawsuit filed by several environmental groups against the federal agency, challenging its 2012 final rule designating more than 30,000 acres in Washington and Idaho as critical habitat for the southern Selkirk Mountains ...

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March 24th, 2015, 14:56:49 MDT -0600

The Spokesman Review (blog)

Court: Endangered Selkirk caribou critical habitat must be revisted
The Spokesman Review (blog)
The lawsuit was filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Conservation Northwest, Selkirk Conservation Alliance, The Lands Council, Idaho Conservation League and Defenders of Wildlife, and were represented by attorney Laurie Rule of Advocates for the ...

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March 24th, 2015, 14:05:50 MDT -0600

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 get ...

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March 24th, 2015, 11:12:48 MDT -0600

Environment, Public Health Advocates Urge Government to Adopt Less Meat ...
eNews Park Forest
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 a ...

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March 24th, 2015, 09:37:07 MDT -0600

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 a ...

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March 23rd, 2015, 15:52:50 MDT -0600

New Report Links World's Most Commonly Used Herbicide to Cancer
Bay Area Indymedia
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 of ...

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March 23rd, 2015, 13:46:05 MDT -0600

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Tucson Screening of Wolf Film "OR7 - The Journey" Set for April 9
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— Following a sold-out screening in December 2014, the Center for Biological Diversity is hosting another screening on April 9 of the documentary “OR7 - The Journey,” an inspiring film about the famous wolf who wandered hundreds of miles ...

 
March 23rd, 2015, 11:34:42 MDT -0600

'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 will be the ...

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March 23rd, 2015, 07:15:05 MDT -0600

Center for Biological Diversity Says Obama Administration's Weak New Fracking ...
Sierra Sun Times
“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 contaminates our ...

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March 20th, 2015, 11:55:09 MDT -0600

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 contaminates our ...

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March 20th, 2015, 10:53:56 MDT -0600

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 seas.".

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March 20th, 2015, 07:41:15 MDT -0600

Lawsuit Launched Over US EPA's Approval of a New Insecticide
Truth-Out
The Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety and the Defenders of Wildlife sent a formal notice of intent to sue to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy this week claiming that by approving the insecticide flupyradifurone in January the agency is ...

 
March 19th, 2015, 17:04:20 MDT -0600

Digital Journal

Lawsuit launched against EPA over new pesticide, Sivanto
Digital Journal
The Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety, and Defenders of Wildlife have given notice of their intention to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for knowingly going against recognized studies that show flupyradifurone is harmful ...

 
March 19th, 2015, 08:54:43 MDT -0600

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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March 18th, 2015, 18:34:50 MDT -0600

Misguided Border Security Bill Threatens Public Lands
Bay Area Indymedia
“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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March 17th, 2015, 12:48:10 MDT -0600

OregonLive.com

Groups sue EPA for approving insecticide despite threat to endangered species
OregonLive.com
The groups, including West Linn-based Defenders of Wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Center for Food Safety, notified the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday of their intent to sue over flupyradifurone, a compound manufactured by ...

 
March 17th, 2015, 09:15:00 MDT -0600

San Leandro City Council Votes to Oppose Central Coast Oil Train Project
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The Phillips 66 rail project is a disaster waiting to happen,” said Valerie Love with the Center for Biological Diversity. “It's heartening to see San Leandro elected officials, schools and teachers uniting to protect our communities from dangerous oil trains.”.

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March 17th, 2015, 09:14:07 MDT -0600

Legal Action Taken to Protect West Virginia From Lax Oversight of Mountaintop ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
During one three-month stretch in 2014, the state failed to conduct 171 required inspections,” said Lori Ann Burd, environmental health director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “These chronic failures translate into serious harm on the ground — because ...

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March 16th, 2015, 10:56:00 MDT -0600

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Wildlife From New, Toxic Pesticide
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 825,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places. Our Environmental Health program protects ...

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March 13th, 2015, 16:26:39 MDT -0600

Dow Strikes Back Against Enviros' Bid To Stop Herbicide
Law360 (subscription)
The Center for Food Safety, Beyond Pesticides, and the Center for Biological Diversity, among others, have asked the appeals court to stay the EPA's October order approving Dow AgroSciences LLC's Enlist Duo, a proprietary blend of 2,4-D choline and ...

 
March 11th, 2015, 07:32:45 MDT -0600

Center for Biological Diversity Says Oil Industry Injection Wells Routinely ...
Sierra Sun Times
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 law and ...

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March 10th, 2015, 16:42:54 MDT -0600

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 ...

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March 10th, 2015, 11:06:49 MDT -0600

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 country.

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March 10th, 2015, 10:54:55 MDT -0600

EcoWatch

Analysis of California's Fracking Wastewater Reveals a Slew of Toxic Chemicals ...
EcoWatch
And an another analysis last month by the Center for Biological Diversity found that 98 percent of the fracking wastewater samples tested exceeded federal and state water safety levels for benzene. “We have long suspected that California's fracking ...

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March 10th, 2015, 10:51:17 MDT -0600

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 law and ...

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March 9th, 2015, 10:28:51 MDT -0600

Group calls for ban of oil trains following derailments
Shale Energy Insider
Following two separate derailments of oil trains in North America, the Center for Biological Diversity is calling for a moratorium on oil bearing trains on safety and environmental grounds. An oil train derailed on Saturday in northern Ontario with the Canadian ...

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March 9th, 2015, 08:16:12 MDT -0600

Group calls for end of oil trains following two derailments
Shale Energy Insider
Following two separate derailments of oil trains in North America, the Center for Biological Diversity is calling for a moratorium on oil bearing trains on safety and environmental grounds. An oil train derailed on Saturday in northern Ontario with the Canadian ...

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March 7th, 2015, 23:36:52 MST -0700

Another Oil Train Derails and Catches Fire in Ontario
Bay Area Indymedia
“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 Russian ...

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March 5th, 2015, 18:47:12 MST -0700

Yet Another Oil Train Derails, Catches Fire, This Time in Illinois
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The only thing more mind-boggling than three such accidents in three weeks is the continued lack of action by the Obama administration to protect us from these dangerous oil trains,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity ...

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March 5th, 2015, 12:32:55 MST -0700

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 the ...

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March 4th, 2015, 18:26:34 MST -0700

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 is a good ...

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March 4th, 2015, 16:37:54 MST -0700

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 the brunt ...

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March 3rd, 2015, 13:09:21 MST -0700

Data deficiency? Buying time?
Journal of the San Juan Islands
A petition for revision of the Southern Resident's critical habitat was filed nearly a year ago by the Center for Biological Diversity, a San Francisco-based environmental organization that focuses on protecting endangered animals and their habitats.

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March 3rd, 2015, 09:29:09 MST -0700

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 reduce ...

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March 2nd, 2015, 19:36:57 MST -0700

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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March 2nd, 2015, 19:36:57 MST -0700

Bay Area Indymedia

Pressure for Federal Protection of Monarch Butterfly Grows as Public Comment ...
Bay Area Indymedia
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 today ...

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March 2nd, 2015, 15:18:20 MST -0700

To Save Rapidly Vanishing Porpoise, Mexico Gillnet Ban Must Include Rigorous ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
In September 2014, the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the Obama administration under the Pelly Amendment to the Fishermen's Protective Act to impose trade sanctions on Mexico to compel compliance with international regulations protecting the ...

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March 2nd, 2015, 10:19:01 MST -0700

125 Groups Call on President Obama to Protect Bees, Pollinators From Pesticides
YubaNet
“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 take concrete steps ...

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February 27th, 2015, 09:35:15 MST -0700

Adventure Trails inspires lawsuit
The Sheet
The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) announced on Feb. 19 that they will be suing Inyo County over the Inyo Board of Supervisors' approval of the Adventure Trails System on Jan. 22.

 
February 26th, 2015, 18:18:14 MST -0700

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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February 26th, 2015, 14:26:42 MST -0700

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Pioneering Desert Fish Biologist, Researcher, and Staunch Advocate for Desert ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The Spring Mountains springsnail, Pyrgulopsis deaconi, and Las Vegas dace, Rhinichthys deaconi, are named after Deacon. The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 825,000 members and online ...

 
February 26th, 2015, 09:32:36 MST -0700

Year After Standoff Over Nevada Cattle Trespass,
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
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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February 25th, 2015, 21:53:41 MST -0700

The Columbian

Expanding protection for endangered orcas eyed
The Columbian
The federal agency said Monday it is responding to a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity. The group wants to expand protections for southern resident killer whales to include offshore waters from Cape Flattery to Point Reyes, Calif. The agency says ...

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February 25th, 2015, 13:22:55 MST -0700

DC Circ. Nixes Enviros' Bid To Revive EPA Ammo Suit
Law360 (subscription)
In early February, the Center for Biological Diversity and other environmental groups requested a rehearing to challenge a December decision that upheld the EPA's refusal to regulate spent lead bullets and shot as “chemical substances” that “present an ...

 
February 25th, 2015, 11:50:48 MST -0700

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Oregon's Wolf Population Shows Modest Increase From 64 to 77 Wolves
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We're glad to see the wolf population in Oregon is still increasing, but it's clearly not yet recovered,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer at the Center for Biological Diversity. “It's far too soon for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to even ...

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February 25th, 2015, 13:02:48 MST -0700

Fracking, Benzene, and Public Health: A California Nightmare
KCET
Drawing on analyses that the Center for Biological Diversity conducted, Julie Cart, an investigative journalist for the Los Angeles Times, has reported that "significant concentrations" of benzene, a cancer-causing petroleum derivative, are in fracking waste ...

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February 24th, 2015, 19:40:41 MST -0700

Center for Biological Diversity: Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, Ultimate ...
eNews Park Forest
“The president did the right thing in vetoing this bill, but what we really need is an outright rejection,” said Valerie Love with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Millions of Americans have voiced their opposition to the pipeline, and are counting on the president ...

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February 24th, 2015, 15:14:06 MST -0700

New BLM Oil and Gas Leases in Wyoming Would Drill in Heart of Remaining ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... would have devastating effects on greater sage grouse, including allowing industrial operations in some of the birds' most important nesting and rearing habitat, according to comments submitted to the agency this week by the Center for Biological Diversity.

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February 24th, 2015, 14:48:22 MST -0700

Enviros Sue EPA Over Soot Emissions From Coal Plants, Cars
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (February 24, 2015, 4:43 PM ET) -- The Center for Biological Diversity on Tuesday sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly failing to enforce air quality standards that limit pollution from coal-fired power plants, cars and ...

 
February 24th, 2015, 13:58:58 MST -0700

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill, Ultimate Rejection Could Come Soon
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The president did the right thing in vetoing this bill, but what we really need is an outright rejection,” said Valerie Love with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Millions of Americans have voiced their opposition to the pipeline, and are counting on the president ...

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February 24th, 2015, 12:42:58 MST -0700

New report says oil trains endanger 25 million
People's World
On the heels of two recent oil train derailments in Ontario and West Virginia, the Center for Biological Diversity released a report on Feb. 19 offering new details and insights into the immense risks posed by unregulated and expanding oil-by-rail transport.

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February 24th, 2015, 09:33:25 MST -0700

Lawsuit Filed to Protect People, Wildlife From Toxic Soot Pollution, Feb. 24, 2015
eNews Park Forest
The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to enforce air-quality standards that limit dangerous particulate pollution from coal-fired power plants, cars and other sources. Soot pollution causes serious health ...

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February 24th, 2015, 09:14:39 MST -0700

Lawsuit Filed to Protect People, Wildlife From Toxic Soot Pollution
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to enforce air-quality standards that limit dangerous particulate pollution from coal-fired power plants, cars and other sources. Soot pollution ...

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February 24th, 2015, 03:00:41 MST -0700

KREM.com (subscription)

Feds studying how to expand protections for endangered orcas
KREM.com (subscription)
The federal agency said Monday it is responding to a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity. The group wants to expand protections for southern resident killer whales to include offshore waters from Cape Flattery, Wash., to Point Reyes, Calif.

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February 23rd, 2015, 13:59:14 MST -0700

Bay Area Indymedia

Feds Will Expand Habitat Protections for Endangered Killer Whales on West Coast
Bay Area Indymedia
The finding, which says a decision will be made in 2017, comes in response to a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking to extend Endangered Species Act protection to the whales' winter foraging range off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and ...

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February 23rd, 2015, 12:51:54 MST -0700

Report Predicting 10 Oil-train Derailments Per Year Underscores Need for ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The revelation comes on the heels of a report released by the Center for Biological Diversity last week that detailed the broad range of risks posed to people and the environment from these rail accidents. The Center's report, Runaway Risks: Oil Trains and the ...

 
February 23rd, 2015, 12:50:06 MST -0700

Center for Biological Diversity Files Complaint Against Federal Agencies to Halt ...
JD Supra (press release)
On Thursday, Feb. 19, the Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”) filed suit against the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”), the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (“BSEE”), and the Department of the Interior (“DOI”) in the U.S. ...

 
February 21st, 2015, 06:03:18 MST -0700

Environmental News Network

From: Center for Biological Diversity
Environmental News Network
The Center for Biological Diversity today launched its new Environmental Health program, greatly expanding its capacity to protect wildlife, people and the environment from pesticides, rodenticides, lead, mining, industrial pollution, and air and water pollution.

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February 20th, 2015, 17:03:30 MST -0700

EPA Sinks Enviros' Ocean Acidification Suit
Law360 (subscription)
The Center for Biological Diversity sued the EPA in 2013 seeking enhanced Clean Water Act protections off the Pacific coast and alleging the agency had failed to adequately address the problem of ocean acidification, a long-term decrease in the pH of the ...

 
February 20th, 2015, 11:18:12 MST -0700

Lawsuit Filed on Inyo County's Adventure Trails
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
BISHOP, Calif.— In response to Inyo County's adopting a new road system that for the first time allows off-road vehicles on its public roads, the Center for Biological Diversity and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility today challenged the ...

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February 20th, 2015, 11:09:06 MST -0700

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

New Environmental Health Program Will Focus on Protecting Wildlife, People ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
PORTLAND, Ore.— The Center for Biological Diversity today launched its new Environmental Health program, greatly expanding its capacity to protect wildlife, people and the environment from pesticides, rodenticides, lead, mining, industrial pollution, and air ...

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February 20th, 2015, 10:32:36 MST -0700

Third District Rejects CEQA Challenge To Program EIR For California ...
JD Supra (press release)
In a lengthy published decision filed February 10, 2015, and addressing consolidated appeals in three related actions, the Third District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court's judgment rejecting petitioner and appellant Center for Biological Diversity's (CBD) ...

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February 19th, 2015, 17:36:49 MST -0700

Groups Applaud U.S. Dietary Guidelines' New Sustainability Focus
Bay Area Indymedia
Signatories of the letter include Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Friends of the Earth, Healthy Food Action, Center for Biological Diversity, American Public Health Association, Yale University Prevention Research Center and Compassion in World ...

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February 19th, 2015, 15:00:07 MST -0700

Lawsuit Seeks to Halt Offshore Fracking in California
Bay Area Indymedia
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Interior Department today (see PDF) for violating three federal laws by rubberstamping offshore fracking off California's coast without analyzing fracking pollution's threats to ocean ...

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February 19th, 2015, 14:21:15 MST -0700

Report: Oil Trains Threaten Iconic Rivers, Imperiled Wildlife and Cities Across ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
PORTLAND, Ore.— As officials probe the two latest explosive oil train derailments in Ontario and West Virginia, the Center for Biological Diversity released a report today offering striking new details on the broad range of unchecked risks to people and the ...

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February 19th, 2015, 13:18:35 MST -0700

Health, Environment, Animal-welfare Groups Applaud US Dietary Guidelines ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Signatories of the letter include Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Friends of the Earth, Healthy Food Action, Center for Biological Diversity, American Public Health Association, Yale University Prevention Research Center and Compassion in World ...

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February 19th, 2015, 12:36:36 MST -0700

Watchdog.org

Endangered species protections endanger the health of California's economy
Watchdog.org
The Clear Lake News wrote that “Estimating that the Clear Lake hitch's numbers have plummeted from millions to, more recently, a few thousand, the Center for Biological Diversity on Tuesday petitioned to protect the hitch – a large minnow found only in Clear ...

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February 18th, 2015, 17:58:51 MST -0700

San Luis Obispo City to Send Letter of Opposition to Phillips 66 Oil Train Project
Bay Area Indymedia
“We're seeing massive opposition to this project from citizens all along the rail route — and with good reason,” said Valerie Love with the Center for Biological Diversity. “No one in their right mind would invite these dangerous bomb trains into their community.

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February 18th, 2015, 10:19:09 MST -0700

Lawsuit Filed to Save Three Freshwater Species From Extinction in
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 three of the Southeast's aquatic species under the Endangered Species Act. The Center petitioned for protection for the ...

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February 18th, 2015, 08:37:12 MST -0700

No Help for the Endangered Dugong
Courthouse News Service
"We are disappointed with the outcome and plan to appeal the decision to the Federal Court of Appeals," Peter Galvin, director of programs and co-founder of the Center for Biological Diversity told Courthouse News. "The decision is not good news for the ...

 
February 17th, 2015, 15:23:14 MST -0700

Cancer-causing Chemicals Found in Fracking Flowback From California Oil Wells
Bay Area Indymedia
Flowback fluid from fracked oil wells in California commonly contains dangerous levels of cancer-causing chemicals, a new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity has found. Flowback fluid is a key component of oil-industry wastewater from fracked ...

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February 17th, 2015, 11:37:57 MST -0700

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Oregon Chub Declared First Fish Recovered by Endangered Species Act
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Endangered Species Act protection with adequate recovery funding is the most effective tool available to save species from extinction,” said Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The story of the Oregon chub is a perfect ...

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February 17th, 2015, 08:39:12 MST -0700

Feds Propose to Protect 39655 Square Miles for Endangered Whales Along East ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The proposed rule responds to a September 2009 petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, The Humane Society of the United States, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Issuance of the proposed rule was also compelled by ...

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February 17th, 2015, 08:07:22 MST -0700

Greens Claim Pesticides Are Hurting Fish
Courthouse News Service
SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is allowing pesticides to threaten the imperiled Delta smelt and Alameda whipsnake, the Center for Biological Diversity claims in court. The environmental group claims Fish and Wildlife Service ...

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February 16th, 2015, 16:46:25 MST -0700

West Virginia Oil Train Derailment Highlights Need for Significant Safety Reforms
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Back-to-back fiery derailments involving crude oil trains should be an unmistakable wake-up call to our political leaders: Stop these dangerous oil trains and stop them now,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity.

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February 16th, 2015, 16:25:05 MST -0700

Bakken.com

Offshore fracking steps into national spotlight
Bakken.com
The use of hydraulic fracturing in the Gulf of Mexico has come under the spotlight this year after the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in January for failing to release documents to the public ...

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February 13th, 2015, 16:57:37 MST -0700

Outdoors: Court rules that trout stocking can continue
San Francisco Chronicle
The Center for Biological Diversity was able to block trout plants temporarily in 2008 when it argued that the state must complete environmental studies that show potential impacts before any plants are permitted, such as to the red-legged frog, for instance, ...

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February 13th, 2015, 13:30:00 MST -0700

Mexican Wolf Numbers Increase for 5th Straight Year to 109 Wolves, 19 Packs
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Finally spared from widespread persecution, Mexican wolves are starting to back away from the cliff-edge of extinction,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity. “But they remain a long way from recovery. Scientists have determined that a ...

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February 13th, 2015, 10:37:10 MST -0700

National Coalition Plus Tens of Thousands Submit Comments Opposing West ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This project would be very bad news for Oregon's water and salmon,” said Jared Margolis, staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Oregonians have made it clear they don't want our fragile coastal environment put at risk to ship climate-changing ...

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February 12th, 2015, 19:15:44 MST -0700

9news.com.au

Hunter finds first grey wolf seen at Grand Canyon since 1940s … then he kills it
9news.com.au
The first grey wolf to have been seen at the Grand Canyon in the US for 70 years has been shot and killed by a hunter. The wolf, one of a highly endangered species, was dubbed Echo by observers from Center for Biological Diversity when it was spotted in ...

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February 12th, 2015, 16:48:58 MST -0700

Bay Area Indymedia

Lawsuit Targets Impacts of Three Harmful Pesticides on Two Bay Area ...
Bay Area Indymedia
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in federal court in California today against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to ensure three widely used pesticides — atrazine, 2,4-D and alachlor — don't jeopardize the survival of ...

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February 12th, 2015, 14:53:03 MST -0700

Grand Canyon gray wolf killed by hunter
Bangor Daily News
“We're pretty excited about it,” Michael Robinson, a conservation advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity, told The Washington Post. But in late December, a northern gray wolf was fatally shot by a hunter in Utah. Wildlife officials said the shooting was ...

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February 12th, 2015, 11:08:21 MST -0700

Rare Desert Lizard in California Protected by State
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, California's Fish and Game Commission today made the flat-tailed horned lizard a candidate for protection under the California Endangered Species Act. As a candidate ...

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February 12th, 2015, 11:03:37 MST -0700

Lawsuit Challenges Feds' Failure to Assess Impacts of Three Harmful Pesticides ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in federal court in California today against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to ensure three widely used pesticides — atrazine, 2,4-D and alachlor — don't jeopardize the survival of ...

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February 12th, 2015, 09:52:31 MST -0700

Bill Would Strip Federal Protection for Wolves in Wyoming, Great Lakes
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... ugly political ploy that will end with a lot of dead wolves and do serious damage to one of the most important endangered species success stories in America's history,” said Brett Hartl, endangered species policy director at the Center for Biological Diversity.

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February 12th, 2015, 08:49:17 MST -0700

Greens Fight Feds & Nevada Over Water Pipeline
Courthouse News Service
29 amended federal complaint, the Center for Biological Diversity said the pipeline would "result in severe and irreversible impacts to natural resources, including over 10,000 acres of direct impacts and 130,000 acres of indirect impacts to wildlife habitat" and ...

 
February 12th, 2015, 07:02:33 MST -0700

Washington Post

The gray wolf spotted near the Grand Canyon this fall has already been killed by ...
Washington Post
"Echo came to a heartbreaking end, but her odyssey through forest and desert shows that excellent habitat still remains for wolves in the American West," Michael Robinson, a conservation advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity, said in the release, ...

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February 11th, 2015, 18:16:35 MST -0700

Tucson Weekly

DNA Test Confirms Female Gray Wolf Killed in Utah is the Same Spotted at the ...
Tucson Weekly
“Echo came to a heartbreaking end, but her odyssey through forest and desert shows that excellent habitat still remains for wolves in the American West,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity in a statement. “Her death also ...

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February 11th, 2015, 16:45:14 MST -0700

Genetic Test Confirms Grand Canyon Wolf Shot in Utah
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Echo came to a heartbreaking end, but her odyssey through forest and desert shows that excellent habitat still remains for wolves in the American West,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Her death also demonstrates that public ...

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February 11th, 2015, 12:47:21 MST -0700

Lawsuit Challenges Government's Large-scale Wildlife Killing in Idaho
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Western Watersheds Project, WildEarth Guardians, the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Clearwater and Project Coyote are represented by attorneys Laurie Rule and Talasi Brooks of Advocates for the West, and Kristin Ruether of Western ...

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February 11th, 2015, 02:59:40 MST -0700

Today's News-Herald

Feds, private groups propose fund to save monarch butterflies
Today's News-Herald
The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity was one of groups that petitioned the federal government to protect monarch butterflies as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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February 11th, 2015, 02:47:44 MST -0700

Thousands Of California Oil Wells Violating Safe Drinking Water Act, Documents ...
Water Online (press release)
The Center for Biological Diversity recently called on Gov. Jerry Brown to immediately shut down thousands of oil and gas wells that are illegally injecting fluids into protected California aquifers, as well as hundreds of illegally operating oil industry ...

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February 10th, 2015, 16:01:09 MST -0700

Statesman Journal

Ocean acidification lawsuit in Seattle federal court
Statesman Journal
The agency is being sued by the Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit organization that works to protect endangered species and habitat. The center is challenging an EPA decision three years ago that said Washington and Oregon sea water meets ...

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