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Senate Considers Nomination of Science Denier Scott Pruitt to Head EPA
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“When scientific facts inconvenience corporate polluters, Pruitt gleefully throws science under the bus,” said Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity. “From carbon dioxide to chicken manure, Priutt never met a ...

 

Lawsuit Challenges Approval of Destructive Napa Vineyard Development
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
NAPA, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Sierra Club filed a lawsuit today challenging the approval of a large vineyard development in the mountains east of the city of Napa. The project will tear up more than 300 acres of undisturbed ...

 

Sonny Perdue Picked as Trump's Choice for Agriculture Secretary
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... them home, need someone at the U.S. Department of Agriculture who understands their intrinsic value, not someone who simply sees things in terms of commodities and profits,” said Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological ...

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Mexican Environmental Activist, Winner of Goldman Prize, Murdered in Relative's Home
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The murder of Isidro Baldenegro López is outrageous and deeply troubling,” said Peter Galvin, cofounder of the Center for Biological Diversity. “He was a leader in a long and difficult struggle to save one of the world's most incredible and biodiverse ...

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USDA Grants Final Approval for Invasive GE Grass
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... united opposition from state departments of agriculture, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, university professors, scientists, farmers and conservationists,” said Lori Ann Burd, director of the environmental health program at the Center for ...

 

Christian Science Monitor

EPA Analysis: 97 Percent of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
As part of a legal settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity, these biological opinions are on deadline to be completed by December 2017. The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with 1.1 million ...
President-elect Trump, don't tamper with the successful Endangered Species ActThe Hill (blog)

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Livermore Residents in Hazmat Suits to Rally Against Plan to Sacrifice Water to Big Oil
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LIVERMORE, Calif.— Livermore residents and Center for Biological Diversity members wearing hazmat suits and flanked by toxic waste barrels will rally tomorrow at Livermorium Plaza against a plan to sacrifice local underground water to the oil industry.

 

Earth2Trump Resistance Roadshow, Rallying 5250 in 15 Cities, Arrives in DC
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The cross-country tour is sponsored by the Center for Biological Diversity in coordination with local organizations and activists. “The turnout and energy at these Earth2Trump events have been incredible. We're arriving in D.C. with the momentum of a ...

 

Christian Science Monitor

Lawsuit Threatened Over US Failure to Sanction Mexico for Illegal Totoaba Trade, Vaquita Decline
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Washington— The U.S.-based Center for Biological Diversity formally threatened legal action today to force the United States to sanction Mexico over illegal fishing that has caused the drastic decline of vaquita, a tiny porpoise with as few as 30 ...
Lending a fin: How US Navy dolphins are helping save endangered vaquitasChristian Science Monitor
Navy dolphins to help locate rare vaquita porpoiseThe San Diego Union-Tribune

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Virginian-Pilot

Traveling Trump resistance group holds rally in Norfolk
Virginian-Pilot
... heading to Washington, D.C., is building a network of resistance to incoming President Trump. Close to 200 people came out to tonights gathering, which is being organized by the Center for Biological Diversity in coordination with local groups and ...
Fierce resistance to save the Earth from Trump48 Hills (blog)

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Louisiana Refuses to Protect Freshwater Turtles From Commercial Trapping
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
BATON ROUGE, La.— The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on Wednesday denied a scientific petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and Gulf Restoration Network to protect 20 turtle species from unlimited commercial trapping and ...

 

WIRED

Senate Considers Nomination of Ryan Zinke for Secretary of Interior
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter of opposition to members of the committee in advance of today's hearing. The incoming Interior secretary will decide the fate of several high-profile Obama administration environmental decisions ...
'Roosevelt Republican' Zinke to face smooth path to Interior postPolitico
Ryan Zinke | League of Conservation Voters ScorecardLeague of Conservation Voters Scorecard

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Federal Analysis Downplays Fracking's Threats to Public Land in California
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This threadbare analysis shows that federal officials still don't understand their duty to protect California's public lands from fracking pollution,” said Kassie Siegel of the Center for Biological Diversity. “It's alarming that the Trump ...

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Thousands Join Earth2Trump, Pledging Resistance to Incoming Administration
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The Center for Biological Diversity is organizing the tour in coordination with allied local groups to build a national network of resistance against President-elect Trump's attacks on the environment and civil rights. “Every show on the tour has been ...

 

Groups Move to Defend Pause in Federal Coal Leasing Against Lawsuit by Utah Counties
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We cannot meet our climate goals — which are critical to avoid the most catastrophic climate change impacts — while still leasing vast quantities of public coal,” said Center for Biological Diversity Senior Attorney Michael Saul. “We're intervening ...

 

Trump Resistance Roadshow, Earth2Trump, Coming to Tucson on Saturday
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Earth2Trump, a cross-country roadshow heading to Washington, D.C., and building a vast network of resistance to incoming President Trump, is coming to Tucson on Saturday, Jan. 7. The tour is organized by the Center for Biological Diversity, which is ...

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Washington Times

Toothless Polar Bear Plan Shrugs Off Climate Threat
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Polar bears are starving and drowning as their sea ice melts away, but this toothless plan shrugs off the one solution that will save them — carbon pollution cuts,” said Shaye Wolf, climate science director at the Center for Biological Diversity ...
Global Action on Climate Change Needed to S​ave Polar Bears From ExtinctionEcoWatch
Humans will drive polar bears to extinction without climate action, feds sayYahoo News
Polar bear plan doesn't seek direct action on climate changeKSBY San Luis Obispo News
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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Ban Sought on Unlimited Wild Turtle Trapping in Ohio
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Center for Biological Diversity and several Ohio-based conservation organizations petitioned the Ohio Department of Natural Resources today to end unchecked commercial collection of the state's wild turtles. Turtle traders can now ...

 

Report Shows Washington's Wildlife Agency Failed to Prevent Killing of Profanity Peak Wolf Pack
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... Wildlife staff knew there were wolves in the same area as the livestock a month before depredations occurred but didn't take any additional action to prevent cattle loss,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer with the Center for Biological ...

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Plan Released to Restore Grizzly Bears in North Cascades
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We're happy to see the agencies taking a step in the right direction to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades,” said Andrea Santarsiere, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Without a helping hand, grizzly bears are ...

 

BLM Urged to Shut Down Illegal Coyote-killing Contests in Wyoming
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“These contests are cruel and unethical and have no place on our public lands,” said Andrea Santarsiere, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The BLM shouldn't turn a blind eye to rules that are meant to protect wildlife and ...

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Common Dreams

Oil, Gas Companies Seek Permission to Kill, Harm Imperiled Bats for 50 Years
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Oil and gas companies are trying to pull a fast one here by getting a 50-year free pass to kill bats,” said Jared Margolis, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, which filed comments opposing the proposal on behalf of several national ...
New Year's Eve: 10000 Free Endangered Species Condoms to Be Given Away Ahead of Trump PresidencyCommon Dreams (press release)

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Reward Increased to $10000 for Information on Illegal Killing of Endangered Red Wolf
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
RALEIGH, N.C.— The Center for Biological Diversity today added $7,500 to the reward for information leading to a conviction or fine in the latest illegal killing of an endangered red wolf in North Carolina. The dead wolf was discovered Dec. 21 on the ...

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Public Records Sought on EPA's Sudden Reversal, Approval of Highly Toxic Pesticide
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
PORTLAND, Ore.— The Center for Biological Diversity submitted a Freedom of Information Act request today seeking public records illuminating the Environmental Protection Agency's decision in November to suddenly expand its approval of the highly toxic ...

 

Senate Considers Nomination of Climate-denying ExxonMobil CEO for Secretary of State
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Putting Rex Tillerson in charge of climate policy is like asking Bernie Madoff to handle your life savings,” said Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Tillerson's denial of climate change and his horrible record ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Petition Seeks to Halt EPA's Use of Deadly Predator Poison
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Welfare Institute, Center for Biological Diversity, Predator Defense and Project Coyote are requesting that the EPA suspend and ultimately cancel the registration for Compound 1080 due to its violation of the ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Same Day: EPA Acknowledges Proven Dangers of Bee-killing Pesticides But Refuses to Restrict Them
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“It's outrageous that on the same day the EPA acknowledged these dangerous pesticides are killing bees it also reversed course on mandating restrictions on their use,” said Lori Ann Burd, director of the Center for Biological Diversity's Environmental ...

 

California Agency Proposes Turning Monterey Aquifer Into Oil Waste Dump
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This a slap in the face to Monterey County residents who voted to protect water supplies from oil waste,” said Hollin Kretzmann of the Center for Biological Diversity. “State regulators are ignoring the will of the people and endangering their water ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Hundreds in Reno Rally to Resist Trump at Earth2Trump Roadshow
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The Center for Biological Diversity is organizing the shows in coordination with allied groups around the country, including the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada. “We're here because Donald Trump poses an unprecedented risk to our environment, ...

 

Republican Congress Declares America's Public Lands to Be Worthless, Sets Stage for Massive Giveaway
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“America's forests, mountains, deserts, rivers and other public lands are priceless, irreplaceable places treasured by people across the country,” said Randi Spivak, public lands director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “It's appalling to see ...

 
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