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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Obama Administration Permitted 1200 Offshore Fracks in Gulf of Mexico
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— Federal officials permitted more than 1,200 offshore fracks by oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico from 2010 to 2014, according to federal documents obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity.
Obama Admin Approved Over 1500 Offshore Fracking Permits in Gulf of Mexico and Mainstream Media Has Ignored ItDeSmog (blog)

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Legal Action Launched to Protect Kauai's Seabirds From Kokee Air Force Base's Bright Lights
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LIHUE, Hawaii— The Center for Biological Diversity today sent a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, and Kauai's Kokee Air Force Base over a series of incidents in 2015 and 2016 that harmed and killed Newell's ...

 

Appeals Court Urged to Strike Down Idaho Law That Hides Agriculture Operations From Public View, Imperils Public ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— Food & Water Watch and the Center for Biological Diversity today urged the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to affirm a lower court's ruling striking down an Idaho law that stifles the public's access to information about industrial animal ...

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KTUU.com

Unprecedented Offshore Fracking Threatens Alaska's Endangered Belugas
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The Center for Biological Diversity today urged federal officials to block an oil company's plans to drill multiple new wells and conduct the first large, multistage offshore fracking ever done in Alaska's environmentally sensitive ...
The Latest: CEO denies fracking will harm endangered belugasFairbanks Daily News-Miner
Group says fracking will harm endangered Alaska beluga whaleHouston Chronicle
Environmental group fights oil explorer's Cook Inlet fracking plansAlaska Dispatch News

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

State Evidence Suggests New Wolf May Be in California's Lassen County
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We're crossing our fingers that another wolf has arrived in California as part of the ongoing recovery of wolves across the West,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Wolves continue to prove what ...
Another apparent wolf sighting in California brings delight, fearSan Francisco Chronicle

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Pacific Bluefin Tuna
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Petitioners requesting that the Fisheries Service list Pacific bluefin tuna as endangered include the Center for Biological Diversity, The Ocean Foundation, Earthjustice, Center for Food Safety, Defenders of Wildlife, Greenpeace, Mission Blue ...
Analysis: 85 Percent of Continental US Birds Protected by Endangered Species Act Have Increased or Stabilized Since ...Common Dreams (press release)
Tricolored bat pushed for endangered listingRuidoso News

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Analysis: US Pet Trade Imports 6 Million Tropical Fish Exposed to Cyanide Poisoning Each Year
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
OAKLAND, Calif.— A new analysis by the Center for Biological Diversity and For the Fishes finds that 6 million fish tropical marine fish imported into the United States each year for the pet trade have been exposed to cyanide poisoning.

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Deadly Pesticide Atrazine Likely Harming Most Species of Plants, Animals in US
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Anyone who cares about wildlife, people and the environment should be deeply troubled by this finding," said Nathan Donley, a scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity. “When the government's own scientists say there's enough atrazine in ...
EPA Finds Widely-Used Weed Killer Could Threaten AnimalsThinkProgress

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EcoWatch

6 Million Tropical Fish Imported Into U.S. Each Year Are Exposed to Cyanide Poisoning
EcoWatch
Earlier this year the center, For the Fishes, The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International petitioned the Obama administration to prevent the import of tropical aquarium fish that are caught overseas using cyanide.
Millions of Aquarium Fish Are Caught Each Year With CyanideThe Science Explorer
This Destructive Practice May Be Responsible For Your Exotic Pet FishThinkProgress
Finding Dory, Killing Dory: Your 'Dory' Might Have Been Poisoned With CyanideNature World News
Clean Malaysia
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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Protesters Tell Feds to 'Keep It in the Ground' at Fossil Fuel Auction in Reno
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Citing concerns over fracking impacts to water, wildlife and the climate, the Center for Biological Diversity, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada and Great Basin Resource Watch in April administratively protested the Bureau of Land Management's ...

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KMVT

Reward of More Than $10000 Offered Over Wolf Pups Killed in Northern Idaho
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
VICTOR, Idaho— The Center for Biological Diversity is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for illegally killing wolf pups after removing them from their den in north Idaho's Kootenai ...
$10K Reward Offered In Search For Killers Of Idaho Wolf PupsOPB News

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3.2 Million Animals Killed by Federal Wildlife-destruction Program in 2015
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Despite mounting public outcry and calls from Congress to reform these barbaric, outdated tactics, Wildlife Services continues its slaughter of America's wildlife with no public oversight,” said Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity ...

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KGWN

Lawsuit Filed Against Wyoming for Rushing to Open Season to Trophy Hunt Grizzly Bears
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Today, Jim Laybourn (a Wyoming wildlife filmmaker), The Humane Society of the United States, and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit challenging the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission's illegal efforts to limit public ...
G&F sued over grizzly planJackson Hole News&Guide
Lawsuit challenges Wyoming grizzly delisting effortKGWN

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Washington Post

Pipeline Company in Southern California Oil Spill Has Long History of Leaks
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
VENTURA, Calif.— The company that just spilled thousands of gallons of crude near the California coast in Ventura has a decade-long history of oil spills in the state, according to information uncovered by the Center for Biological Diversity. Crimson ...
California Oil Spill Leaves 'Gooey Mess'—And a Reminder of Big Oil's DangersCommon Dreams (press release)
Ventura oil spill controlled at about 30000 gallons; beach not threatenedABC10.com

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Washington Times

Conservation Groups Challenge Idaho Wolf-killing
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Wildlife Services has never even bothered to consider how much mortality a healthy wolf population can handle,” said Andrea Santarsiere of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Recent research indicates the state may be overestimating wolf populations ...
Environmental groups challenge federal wolf killing in IdahoClay Center Dispatch

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Obama Administration Announces New Restrictions on Ivory Sales to Save Elephants
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We're excited the Obama administration has taken this important step to reduce the domestic trade in ivory,” said Sarah Uhlemann, international program director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The United States has one of the largest markets ...

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Arizona Daily Star

Group sues to block mine, protect jaguar El Jefe's habitat
azcentral.com
The Center for Biological Diversity now plans to the sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for allowing plans to move ahead for a mining operation within the jaguar's critical habitat. (Photo: Conservation CATalyst and Center for Biological Diversity).
Enviro group prepared to sue over Rosemont biological opinionArizona Daily Star

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Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Tricolored Bats
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
RICHMOND, Vt .— The Center for Biological Diversity and Defenders of Wildlife today petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the tricolored bat under the Endangered Species Act. Like several other North American bat species, the ...

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Highways/Endangered Species Act: Center for Biological Diversity Notice of Intent to Sue Texas Department of ...
Lexology (registration)
The Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs (collectively, “CBD”) sent a May 18th Notice of Intent to Sue the Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration (collectively, “FHWA”) alleging violation of Section 7 ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Home of America's Only Known Jaguar From Copper Mine
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act for its approval of a controversial open pit copper mine in the heart of the home territory of ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Midwest Moose Move Toward Endangered Species Act Protection
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
MINNEAPOLIS— In response to a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity and Honor the Earth, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that a subspecies of moose found in the Midwest may warrant protection under the Endangered Species ...
Beleaguered moose population may warrant endangered species protectionMinnesota Public Radio News
Agency: Moose in Upper Midwest might need protectionMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Minnesota moose may be headed for endangered species listTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
OutdoorHub -UpperMichigansSource.com -ABC 10 News NOW
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Lawsuit Initiated Over Politically Motivated Decision Denying Protection to Pacific Fishers
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Fishers are staring extinction in the face, so it's deeply disheartening to see Fish and Wildlife deny them the protection they need to survive,” said Justin Augustine, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Science, not politics ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

International Dark Sky Designation Illuminates Need for Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Image of the night sky shows area of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument relative to light pollution from cities such as Phoenix and Las Vegas. Map by Curtis Bradley, Center for Biological Diversity. This map is available for ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Challenges Monterey County's Contract With Federal Wildlife-killing Program
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Californians should be aware that their tax dollars are funding this harmful wildlife-killing program,” said Collette Adkins, an attorney and biologist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We hope our lawsuit spurs Monterey County to realize that ...

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Texas DOT Changes Course, Will Assess Highway Project's Impacts on Threatened Salamanders, Birds
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
AUSTIN, Texas— In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance in May, the Texas Department of Transportation changed course on a major highway project in Austin, withdrawing its ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Protection Sought for Nautilus, Ancient Mollusk Vanishing Due to Shell Trade
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
OAKLAND, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity today petitioned to secure Endangered Species Act protection for the chambered nautilus, an ocean mollusk threatened with extinction due to overharvest for the international shell trade. Because of ...
Does The Endangered Species Act Benefit More Than Just Endangered Species?KJZZ

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Arkansas Online

Endangered-species mural in works for Conway
Arkansas Online
Lombardi said the Center for Biological Diversity funds the Endangered Species Mural Project in various locations throughout the United States and is close to approving one for Conway. The leading contender for the mural, a Conway Public Art Board ...

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Texas, Oregon, Minnesota, California Top List of States Where Most Black Bears, Mountain Lions, Wolves Killed by ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— Texas, Oregon, Minnesota and California are the states where the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services killed the most black bears, mountain lions, wolves and bobcats in 2015, according to a new Center for Biological Diversity ...

 

Trade Sanctions Sought Against Mexico in Fight to Save Vanishing Porpoise
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity today urged the Obama administration to immediately impose trade sanctions against Mexico to halt the country's illegal trade in totoaba, a giant endangered and endemic fish. Mexico's illegal totoaba ...

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Immediate Habitat Protection Sought for Killer Whales Along West Coast
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Today the Center for Biological Diversity, Endangered Species Coalition, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation submitted to the Fisheries Service more 105,947 petitions calling for quicker action to protect these ...

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