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August 31st, 2014, 01:05:08 MDT -0600

Genetically Engineered Crops Are Major Driver in Butterfly's Population Crash
Bay Area Indymedia
“We're at risk of losing a symbolic backyard beauty that has been part of the childhood of every generation of Americans,” said Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The 90 percent drop in the monarch's population is a loss so ...

 
August 31st, 2014, 01:09:46 MDT -0600

Tucson group pushes feds to protect monarch butterflies
Arizona Daily Star
The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity and other groups are petitioning the federal government to make the monarch butterfly an endangered species, citing a population drop of more than 90 percent over the past two decades. The coalition, which ...

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August 29th, 2014, 13:00:56 MDT -0600

Reward in fatal dog poisoning upped to $20K
The Pasadena Star-News
The Center for Biological Diversity on Friday increased from $2,500 to $20,000 its reward for information about the fatal poisoning of a Blue Lake family's rescue dog. The 10-year-old Labrador mix named "Nyxo" died Feb. 3 from concentrated brodifacoum ...

 
August 29th, 2014, 12:32:46 MDT -0600

Tucson-based Group Files Petition To Protect Monarch Butterfly
KJZZ
The monarch butterfly is in trouble. The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity has filed a petition to protect the insect under the Endangered Species Act as a threatened species. The butterfly population has declined by more than 90 percent over a 20 ...

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August 29th, 2014, 13:54:45 MDT -0600

Goodbye monarchs? - News from The Center for Food Safety
Food Consumer
That's why Center for Food Safety and Center for Biological Diversity—joined by Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower--have come together to file a groundbreaking legal action to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to ...

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August 29th, 2014, 01:57:47 MDT -0600

Federal Scientific Review Highlights Grave Risks of California Fracking
Bay Area Indymedia
The study, commissioned by the Bureau of Land Management and conducted by the California Council on Science and Technology, comes in response to a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club over leasing of public land in California ...

 
August 29th, 2014, 01:21:19 MDT -0600

Petition seeks action to save Monarch butterflies
Foster's Daily Democrat
The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety, joined by the Xerces Society and Monarch researcher Dr. Lincoln Brower, filed a legal petition on Tuesday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, seeking Endangered Species Act protection for ...

 
August 28th, 2014, 19:20:24 MDT -0600

Arizona group pushing feds to protect monarch butterflies
Cronkite News
PHOENIX – The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity and other groups are petitioning the federal government to make the monarch butterfly an endangered species, citing a population drop of more than 90 percent over the past two decades.

 
August 28th, 2014, 15:07:06 MDT -0600

With Huckleberry Wolf Pack in Crosshairs, Conservation Groups Appeal to Gov ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... asking for are some very reasonable standards on what ranchers need to do to protect their livestock and when the state can step in and kill an endangered species,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer with the Center for Biological Diversity.

 
August 28th, 2014, 12:17:58 MDT -0600

Fish and Wildlife Service Urged to Speed Protection for Bat Devastated by White ...
eNews Park Forest
There are only political reasons,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “White-nose syndrome has already killed 98 percent of northern long-eared bats in their core range, and the disease keeps spreading.

 
August 28th, 2014, 12:17:58 MDT -0600

Oregon Spotted Frog Protected Under Endangered Species Act
eNews Park Forest
In accordance with an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity that speeds protection decisions for 757 species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected Oregon spotted frogs as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

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August 28th, 2014, 15:50:10 MDT -0600

Fish And Wildlife Service Urged To Speed Protection For Bats
The Chattanoogan
There are only political reasons,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “White-nose syndrome has already killed 98 percent of northern long-eared bats in their core range, and the disease keeps spreading.

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August 28th, 2014, 09:15:52 MDT -0600

Fish and Wildlife Service Urged to Speed Protection for
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
There are only political reasons,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “White-nose syndrome has already killed 98 percent of northern long-eared bats in their core range, and the disease keeps spreading.

 
August 27th, 2014, 19:44:40 MDT -0600

Group: Judge orders Citadel to halt well production
Hollister Free Lance
A Monterey County judge Wednesday ordered Citadel Exploration to halt its drilling at an exploratory well in San Benito County, according to a spokesman for the Center for Biological Diversity. The superior court judge ordered the company to immediately ...

 
August 27th, 2014, 20:21:05 MDT -0600

Care2.com

Monarch Butterflies Need Federal Protection to Keep Them From Disappearing
Care2.com
Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity, likened the loss to losing every living person in the United States except those in Florida and Ohio. For these fragile little insects, surviving a migration that spans thousands of miles is difficult ...

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August 27th, 2014, 15:39:41 MDT -0600

Purple Line Problems
Curbed DC
It's official: the battle over the Purple Line has taken a legal turn. Last night the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Sustainable Economy and Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail filed a suit against the U.S. Transportation Department in District Court just ...

 
August 27th, 2014, 15:14:49 MDT -0600

Environmental, food groups want endangered species protection for monarch ...
STLtoday.com
“The vast majority of genetically engineered crops are made to be resistant to Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, a uniquely potent killer of milkweed, the monarch caterpillar's only food,” the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety and the ...

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August 27th, 2014, 17:44:27 MDT -0600

Bay Area Indymedia

20 Corals Protected Under Endangered Species Act Because of Global Warming
Bay Area Indymedia
Today's decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service responds to a 2009 scientific petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking the Act's protection for 83 corals in U.S. waters. Of the corals receiving protection, five occur in Florida and the ...

 
August 27th, 2014, 15:47:40 MDT -0600

20 Corals Protected Under Endangered Species Act Because of Global ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... disease and ocean acidification are driving them toward extinction. Today's decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service responds to a 2009 scientific petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking the Act's protection for 83 corals in U.S. waters.

 
August 27th, 2014, 09:27:13 MDT -0600

The Virginian-Pilot

"Threatened" status sought for monarch butterfly
The Virginian-Pilot
The petitioners are the Tucson, Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity, the Washington-based Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society of Portland, Oregon, and monarch scientist Lincoln Brower of Sweet Briar College in Virginia. Threatened-species ...

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August 27th, 2014, 08:32:31 MDT -0600

'Threatened' status sought for monarch butterfly
YourWestValley.com
The petitioners are the Tucson, Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity, the Washington-based Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society of Portland, Oregon, and monarch scientist Lincoln Brower of Sweet Briar College in Virginia. Threatened-species ...

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August 27th, 2014, 11:30:16 MDT -0600

Groups Petitioning to List Monarch Butterfly as Threatened Species
Design & Trend
The petitioners are the Tucson, Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity, the Washington-based Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society of Portland, Orgegon and monarch butterfly scientist Lincoln Brower of Sweet Briar College in Virginia. "Monarchs ...

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August 27th, 2014, 06:17:19 MDT -0600

To save the owls, save the forests
Arizona Daily Sun
Has the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) come up with the number of Mexican spotted owls that have perished or lost their habitat from the Rodeo-Chedeski, Wallow, Schultz Pass as well as numerous other fires in the past 15 years? Are we going to have ...

 
August 27th, 2014, 00:12:51 MDT -0600

Bay Area Indymedia

After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly
Bay Area Indymedia
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety as co-lead petitioners joined by the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower filed a legal petition today to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking ...

 
August 26th, 2014, 22:43:46 MDT -0600

Bemidji Pioneer

Groups file to list monarchs as endangered; With 90 percent decline in popular ...
Bemidji Pioneer
The Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society and monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower filed a legal petition Tuesday to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking Endangered Species Act protection for monarch butterflies.

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August 26th, 2014, 23:52:11 MDT -0600

Fishermen upset about possible restrictions
Record Bee
The recent ruling by the California Fish and Game Commission declaring Clear Lake hitch to be threatened has more than a few bass fishermen upset, especially the part in the petition filed by the Center for Biological Diversity suggesting that non-native ...

 
August 26th, 2014, 16:16:10 MDT -0600

KRBD

Five more groups sue over Big Thorne project
KRBD
The plaintiffs are Cascadia Wildlands, the Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community, Greenpeace, Center for Biological Diversity and The Boat Company. The lawsuit cites a declining wolf population on POW, and states that the planned harvest of ...

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August 26th, 2014, 22:05:50 MDT -0600

Biodiversity: Endangered species protection sought for dwindling monarch ...
Summit County Citizens Voice
In the petition, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower say monarch butterflies have declined by more than 90 percent in less than 20 years. By some estimates, they ...

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August 26th, 2014, 13:08:56 MDT -0600

Endangered species protection sought for monarch butterfly
Wisconsin Gazette
The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety filed a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking Endangered Species Act protection for monarch butterflies, which have declined by more than 90 percent in under 20 years.

 
August 26th, 2014, 11:36:15 MDT -0600

Iconic monarch butterfly needs protection as endangered species, advocacy ...
ABA Journal
Joined by scientist Lincoln Brower, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety and the Xerces Society filed a petition (PDF) on Tuesday with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service seeking protection for the monarch butterfly, whose population has ...

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August 26th, 2014, 11:18:17 MDT -0600

Federal protection sought for monarch butterfly
Bangor Daily News
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A petition was filed Tuesday with U.S. Fish and Wildlife seeking Endangered Species Act protection for monarch butterflies, which have declined more than 90 percent in the last 20 years, according to The Center for Biological Diversity ...

 
August 26th, 2014, 10:52:15 MDT -0600

Aspen Art Museum Removes Live Tortoises From Controversial Exhibit
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The exhibit featured three African sulcata tortoises, each with a pair of iPads stuck directly to its massive shell. The Aspen Art Museum removed the tortoises less than one week after the Center for Biological Diversity delivered a petition signed by more than ...

 
August 26th, 2014, 13:30:51 MDT -0600

Threatened status sought for monarch butterfly
The News Journal
The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Food Safety were joined Tuesday morning by the Xerces Society and monarch scientist Lincoln Brower in a petition to seek Endangered Species Act protection for the iconic orange and black butterflies.

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August 25th, 2014, 16:08:13 MDT -0600

Ministers, Buddhist Nuns, Activists Join Cross-country Train Ride Bound for ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The first-ever People's Climate Train, organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will include workshops, discussions, activist trainings and a look at some of America's lands most threatened by the climate crisis.

 
August 25th, 2014, 14:06:57 MDT -0600

Highly Imperiled Utah Fish Denied Endangered Species Act Protection
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“It feels like we're still in the Bush administration at the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director with the Center for Biological Diversity. “All of these five species are highly endangered ...

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August 25th, 2014, 11:35:16 MDT -0600

Three Southeast Flowers Gain 2488 Acres of Protected Habitat in Alabama ...
eNews Park Forest
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 2,488 acres of critical habitat for three flowering plants in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, ...

 
August 25th, 2014, 11:35:16 MDT -0600

Santa Barbara Wildflower Gains Endangered Species Act Protection
eNews Park Forest
Following an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected a rare wildflower, found only in Santa Barbara County, under the Endangered Species Act. Protection for the Vandenberg monkeyflower results ...

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August 25th, 2014, 09:59:27 MDT -0600

Three Southeast Flowers Gain 2488 Acres of Protected Habitat 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 2,488 acres of critical habitat for three flowering plants in ...

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August 23rd, 2014, 19:35:39 MDT -0600

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Washington Department of Wildlife Secretly Sends Aerial Gunners for Wolf Pack
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The department's secretive weekend assault on this endangered wolf pack goes beyond the pale,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer with the Center for Biological Diversity. “It's unconscionable that a public agency would take action to kill an ...

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August 23rd, 2014, 00:09:03 MDT -0600

Obama Administration Stealthily OKs Expansion of Tar Sands Transport Through ...
Bay Area Indymedia
The administration's approval of this Alberta Clipper scheme certainly violates that doctrine,” said Marc Fink, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Tar sands oil is one of the most polluting fuels on Earth, so it's really troubling to see the ...

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August 23rd, 2014, 00:09:03 MDT -0600

Spotted Owls Living in Rim Fire Area Slated for Massive Logging Project
Bay Area Indymedia
In a letter on August 21 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 ...

 
August 23rd, 2014, 00:09:03 MDT -0600

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered CA Birds From Large-scale Desert ...
Bay Area Indymedia
The Center for Biological Diversity on August 21 filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of the Interior for failing to protect Yuma clapper rails, which are endangered marsh birds, from being killed or injured by large-scale solar projects in the ...

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August 22nd, 2014, 19:14:51 MDT -0600

DOI Faces Suit Over Solar Projects' Threat To Birds
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, New York (August 22, 2014, 2:25 PM ET) -- The Center for Biological Diversity on Thursday accused the federal government of failing to protect endangered marsh birds that have been killed at large solar projects in the California and Arizona deserts ...

 
August 22nd, 2014, 19:11:22 MDT -0600

$4.9 Million in Oregon Lottery Funds Awarded to Company Expanding Transport ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Handing state money to big oil instead of funding much needed public transit infrastructure for low income areas is unconscionable,” says Jared Margolis an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Dumping scarce state resources into the transport of ...

 
August 22nd, 2014, 14:08:43 MDT -0600

Washington Wildlife Agency Urged to Revoke Kill Order for Huckleberry Pack
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We appreciate the agency's efforts to work with the rancher and use nonlethal means to protect sheep from further losses,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer at the Center for Biological Diversity. “But the wolf kill order needs to be rescinded right ...

 
August 22nd, 2014, 11:24:09 MDT -0600

California Lawsuit Seeks Pollution Cuts From Massive Tree-burning Power Plant
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit today challenging a Clean Air Act permit issued by the Environmental Protection Agency for a massive, 31-megawatt biomass power plant proposed by Sierra Pacific Industries in Anderson ...

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August 22nd, 2014, 10:53:44 MDT -0600

Oregon Regulators Welcome Dangerous Crude Oil
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Based on Oregon's proposal to issue an incorrect and less stringent state permit, Northwest Environmental Defense Center, Center for Biological Diversity and Neighbors for Clean Air filed a lawsuit in which they are represented by Earthjustice asking a ...

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August 22nd, 2014, 08:54:48 MDT -0600

DC Development Activities May Be Impacted By Petition To FWS
Mondaq News Alerts (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 22nd, 2014, 03:29:34 MDT -0600

Petitioner says museum won't meet halfway
Aspen Daily News
Her petition on Change.org, calling on the museum to remove the exhibit from its roofdeck sculpture garden, has attracted nearly 6,500 signers, while another petition from the Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity has garnered 12,000 signatures.

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August 22nd, 2014, 00:08:19 MDT -0600

Lawsuit over desert solar plants' bird deaths
The Desert Sun
The Center for Biological Diversity issued a "notice of intent" to sue FWS and the Bureau of Land Management, meaning the agencies have 60 days to take action before the center officially files suit. The agencies could render the lawsuit unnecessary by ...

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August 21st, 2014, 20:39:31 MDT -0600

Feds to Consider Translocating Bears to North Cascades National Park
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We're happy to see the Park Service begin the long-overdue conversation about bringing grizzly bears back to the North Cascades,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Grizzlies have lost more than 95 ...

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August 21st, 2014, 18:50:46 MDT -0600

Martha's Vineyard Gazette

And a Polar Bear Shall Lead Them; Frostpaw Sweats for Our Future
Martha's Vineyard Gazette
Earlier in August, residents and visitors of Martha's Vineyard saw an unusual creature cohabitating with the Island's native species: a seven-foot tall polar bear. The bear, who goes by the name of Frostpaw, is the face of Center for Biological Diversity's ...

 
August 21st, 2014, 15:19:01 MDT -0600

Deconstructing the Dispute Over Ivanpah Bird Kill Numbers
KCET
... published Monday, fueled the new dispute with this sentence, early in the piece: "Estimates [of birds killed] per year now range from a low of about a thousand by BrightSource to 28,000 by an expert for the Center for Biological Diversity environmental group ...

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August 21st, 2014, 15:07:13 MDT -0600

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered California Birds From Large-scale ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
BLYTHE, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of the Interior for failing to protect Yuma clapper rails, which are endangered marsh birds, from being killed or injured by large-scale solar projects in ...

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August 21st, 2014, 14:52:11 MDT -0600

Oil Spill at Albany Terminal Spotlights Ongoing Threat to City, Hudson River
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This small spill should serve as a wakeup call to all of the communities along the Hudson River, the Mohawk River and Lake Champlain,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The drastic increase in oil by rail through ...

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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 ...

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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, 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, 17:45:00 MDT -0600

Feds: Conservation of arctic grayling negates need for protection
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Once again, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided not to list arctic grayling as endangered. But this time, the ruling is based upon the conservation efforts of landowners. On Tuesday, the USFWS decision not to list the arctic grayling of the upper ...

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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 ...

 
August 19th, 2014, 15:27:06 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
ASPEN, Colo.— 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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, 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 ...

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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, 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, 16:16:19 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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