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Bay Area Indymedia

Recovery Plan for California Tiger Salamander Calls for Protection of 34000 Acres
Bay Area Indymedia
LOS ANGELES— In accordance with a settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today released a draft recovery plan (see PDF) for the endangered Santa Barbara County population of the California tiger ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

50000 Endangered Species Condoms Given Away for Earth Day
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— More than 500 volunteers will give away 50,000 free Endangered Species Condoms from the Center for Biological Diversity in time for Earth Day on Wednesday. The condoms will be given away at Earth Day events and on campuses across ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity criticises US' move to undertake new offshore ...
Offshore Technology
The US Government is undertaking new offshore oil drilling projects in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic and Arctic oceans, despite the Deepwater Horizon disaster of April 2010, nonprofit conservation organisation Center for Biological Diversity have ...

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MTPR

Center For Biological Diversity Sues Over Climate Change Threats To Glacier ...
MTPR
A lawsuit filed Wednesday by the Center for Biological Diversity could force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make a decision on whether protect an insect only found in Glacier National Park. Tierra Curry, a scientist for the Center for Biological ...
Lawsuit Filed to Save Glacier National Park Stonefly From ExtinctionCenter for Biological Diversity (press release)
Plight of imperiled Montana insect draws lawsuitYahoo News

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KCET

Drought likely culprit in die off of tule elk herd on Tomales Point
San Jose Mercury News
"The reintroduction of elk to the Point Reyes peninsula is a success story for conservation of native species, but the elk are in jeopardy of eviction to benefit a few lease holders," said Jeff Miller with the Center for Biological Diversity. "The park ...
Elk Deaths Are National Park Service's Fault, Says GroupKCET
250 native elk die inside fenced area at California seashoreKTVU San Francisco

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Lawsuit Filed to Save Four Southeast Fish From Extinction
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 four fish species from the southeastern United States under the Endangered Species Act. The Center petitioned ...

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TIME

New Study: Common Pesticides Pose Significant Risk to Wild Bees
eNews Park Forest
“There's no question that these super-toxic pesticides are taking a heavy toll on imperiled native pollinators around the world,” said Jonathan Evans, Environmental Health legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Native pollinators are a ...
Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field studyMonterey County Herald

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KCET

New Data: 2.7 Million Animals Killed by Rogue Federal Wildlife Program in 2014
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“It's sickening to see these staggering numbers and to know that so many of these animals were cut down by aerial snipers, deadly poisons and traps,” said Amy Atwood, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “These acts of brutality ...
Mendocino County Suspends Contract With Rogue Federal Wildlife-killing ...Bay Area Indymedia
Mendocino County withdrawing USDA killing contractUkiah Daily Journal
California's Mendocino County Suspends Illegal Contract with Wildlife ServicesNatural Resources Defense Council (blog)

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Alaska's Ancient Yellow Cedars Clear Hurdle Toward Endangered Species Act ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Yellow cedars have joined the long line of species headed for extinction because of the climate crisis,” said Rebecca Noblin, Alaska director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “These trees are tough and have survived where others can't, but all ...
Alaska yellow cedar closer to Endangered Species Act protectionLos Angeles Times
Alaska's yellow cedar considered for endangered protectionTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

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10th Circuit Court Rejects Navajo Coal Mine Emergency Motion
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
DENVER— Two days after a federal district court halted coal mining within a newly expanded area of New Mexico's Navajo Mine, mine operators filed an emergency motion asking the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to allow that coal mining to resume.

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California Approves Plan Allowing Oil Companies to Continue Contaminating ...
eNews Park Forest
These illegal disposal wells dump an average total of 27 million gallons of oil waste a day into protected aquifers, according to calculations by the Center for Biological Diversity. “These regulations are a 'Get Out of Jail Free' card for oil ...

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Mintpress News (registration) (blog)

With EPA Lawsuit, Environmental Groups Step Up Fight Against 'Super-Toxic ...
Mintpress News (registration) (blog)
Also in the coalition are Earthjustice, the Center for Biological Diversity, and Pesticide Action Network North America. The groups initially sued the EPA in October in response to its first approval, charging that the agency violated the Endangered ...
Coalition Challenges Expansion of Hazardous Herbicide Containing Agent ...eNews Park Forest
Groups challenge EPA move to expand use of Enlist Duo to six more statesAgri-Pulse

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Mother Nature Network

Groups: EPA Must Do More to Protect Pollinators From Harmful Pesticides
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This action by EPA is an important step forward in protecting bees, butterflies and the entire web of life,” said Lori Ann Burd, Environmental Health director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “There is no question that these toxic chemicals are ...
Portland bans use of insecticides believed to be harmful to bees on city propertyOregonLive.com
EPA dials back use of dangerous systemic pesticidesSummit County Citizens Voice
Portland Takes Big Step Forward to Protect Pollinators, Birds, Salmon and ...eNews Park Forest

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Bay Area Indymedia

Western Pond Turtle Moves Toward Endangered Species Act Protection
Bay Area Indymedia
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— In response to a 2012 petition by the Center for Biological Diversity and several renowned scientists and herpetologists, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that Endangered Species Act protection may be warranted ...
Feds act to save tiny bats from extinctionAlbany Times Union
Endangered Species Found at Planned Gold MineSan Fernando Valley Business Journal
Pond Turtle, Whole Bunch of Other Species May Win Federal ProtectionKCET
New Hampshire Voice
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The Maritime Executive

Lawsuit Targets 30-year Plan for Marine Terminal Receiving Ships Full of ...
Bay Area Indymedia
“This terminal aims to bring oil tankers carrying dirty crude oil, like explosive Bakken crude, into the San Francisco Bay, ramping up the risk of a terrible accident,” said Vera Pardee, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “State ...
Enviros Sue Calif. Land Agency Over Tesoro Terminal LeaseLaw360 (subscription)
California environmental groups sue over refinery marine terminalYahoo News

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Arizona Public Media

Federal Judge OKs Uranium Mining Next to Grand Canyon National Park
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This uranium project could haunt the Grand Canyon region for decades to come,” said Katie Davis with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Uranium mining leaves a highly toxic legacy that endangers human health, wildlife and the streams and aquifers ...
Uranium Mine Near Grand Canyon Approved by Federal JudgePhoenix New Times (blog)
Grand Canyon uranium mine: Judge rules against environmentalistsToday's News-Herald
Ariz. Judge Nixes Tribal, Enviro Suit Over Canyon MineLaw360 (subscription)
Northern Arizona Today
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Elko Daily Free Press

Fatal White-nose Syndrome Spreads to Iowa Bats
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The fact that white-nose has now spread to bats in more than half our states should be a wake-up call to federal regulators,” said Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Our bats are running out of places to ...
Is This Turtle Too Shy to Be Saved From Extinction?TakePart

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Mining Technology

Obama Coal Lease to Fuel Exports, Global Warming
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This coal lease is another example of the dangerous disconnect between Obama's climate rhetoric and his policies that open public land to fossil fuel extraction,” said Taylor McKinnon of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Adding more coal pollution ...
Groups appeal Forest Service decision on coal leaseDeseret News
Coalition opposes Forest Service's coal sale proposal in Utah, USMining Technology

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Two Crayfishes Threatened by Mountaintop-removal Mining in West Virginia ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
CHARLESTON, W.Va.— In response to a petition and lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to protect two species of crayfish from Appalachia under the Endangered Species Act. The crayfishes ...
Impact of proposed crayfish protections on mining industry uncertainPhys.Org
Endangered Status Proposed For Crayfish In KY., VA., WVThe News Center
Endangered status proposed for crayfish in Ky., Va., W.Va.The Inter-Mountain

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Expansion of Four Utah Uranium Mines Halted
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“A deeper problem here involves federal agencies proposing new uranium mining when old pollution problems haven't been fixed,” said Taylor McKinnon with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The feds' first and only uranium-mining priority should be to ...

 

Floridians Rally to Oppose Seismic Airgun Blasting in Atlantic
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-— Concerned Floridians, the Surfrider Foundation, Oceana, Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club and Matanzas Riverkeeper will gather today on Jacksonville Beach to oppose seismic airgun blasting off Florida's coast — the ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Federal Judge Halts Coal Mine Expansion in Northern New Mexico
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“For over a half-century, our federal government has treated the San Juan River Basin like an industrial sacrifice zone,” said Taylor McKinnon with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Judge Kane's decision will help turn that tide by forcing OSM to ...
Judge Nixes Navajo Mine Expansion PermitLaw360 (subscription)

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Enviros Score Win In Row Over Logging Plan's Wildlife Impact
Law360 (subscription)
But although largely a win for Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Klamath Forest Alliance, Judge Cousins upheld FWS' biological opinion finding the Fruit Growers' plan is unlikely to jeopardize the existence ...
California Salmon and Wildlife Win Court Protection from LoggingKansas City infoZine

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Southern California Highway Threatens to Destroy Homes, Wildlife
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This developer-driven boondoggle rips through wildlife areas, destroys neighborhoods and sticks taxpayers with the bill,” said Jonathan Evans, legal director of the Environmental Health program at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Using inflated ...

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Obama Must Use Arctic Council Helm to End Dangerous Oil Drilling
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... moves to put some of the Arctic temporarily off limits to oil drilling, the reality is that his administration continues to foolishly move ahead with highly dangerous oil leases in the Arctic,” said Bill Snape, senior counsel at the Center for ...

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Center for Biological Diversity: Obama Administration Announces Weak Carbon ...
eNews Park Forest
“The starting gun in the race against global warming went off a long time ago, but the United States is still just jogging,” said Kevin Bundy of the Center for Biological Diversity. “We need a stronger strategy. Global efforts to prevent catastrophic ...

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Haiti-bred seabird subject of lawsuit by Center for Biological Diversity
Haiti Sentinel
MIAMI, USA (sentinel.ht) - An endangered Atlantic seabird which was once thought to be extinct until a few colonies were found on the island of Haiti is the subject of a lawsuit by the U.S. Center for Biological Diversity who says the birds are further ...

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Charlotte Observer

5 Years After Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Obama Pursues More Offshore Drilling
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The Deepwater Horizon disaster should have been a wake-up call for the Obama administration to develop an energy policy that's less hazardous and more sustainable,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans program director at the Center for Biological Diversity.
New oil proposal ignores Deepwater Horizon lessonsOrlando Sentinel
Gulf ecosystem still adjusting after BP oil spillLSU The Reveille

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Rare Colorado, Utah Wildflowers Threatened by Oil ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
We've known for decades that these wildflowers need federal protections if they're going to survive,” said Michael Saul, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “It's shameful to see the Fish and Wildlife Service forego that ...

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Bay Area Indymedia

Kentucky's Proposed Tar Sands Mining Puts People, Water, Wildlife at Risk
Bay Area Indymedia
LOUISVILLE, Ky.— The Center for Biological Diversity today called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny permits for a tar sands mining project in Logan County, Ky., that would include strip-mining wetlands and streams in pursuit of these ...

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