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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Analysis: Nevada National Monuments Targeted by Oil and Gas Speculators
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The designations protect rare cultural and ecological landmarks, biodiversity, landscapes and geology, and world-renowned prehistoric sites that could be ruined by oil, gas or mining industrialization. A summary of the Center's analysis methods is ...

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EcoWatch

Trump Green Lights Arctic Drilling Project in Polar Bear Habitat
EcoWatch
The icy, stormy waters make Arctic drilling inherently hazardous, and Hilcorp has a history of spills and regulatory violations," said Kristen Monsell, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. "Polar bears, bowhead whales and other ...

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EcoWatch

Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Causes Earliest Pacific Walrus Haul Out Ever
EcoWatch
Loss of sea ice from climate change is a major reason why the Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned the federal government to protect Pacific walruses.
As Arctic Sea Ice Disappears, 2000 Walruses Mob Remote Alaska BeachInsideClimate News
Record Levels of Sea Ice Loss Endangers the Pacific WalrusDivePhotoGuide.com

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EcoWatch

Escalating Use of Pesticides Harms Already Imperiled Aquatic Invertebrates
EcoWatch
"This study exposes the hidden harm of our increasing addiction to pesticides," said Nathan Donley, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. "When we see pesticides doing this kind of widespread harm to aquatic animals, we can be sure ...

 

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Environment groups want greener rules for pot farming
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Environmental groups including Preserve Wild Santee and the Center for Biological Diversity are calling on the state to tighten proposed environmental rules for marijuana cultivation, saying unchecked grows could stress natural resources and release ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity Reports Senate Logging Bill Attacks National Forest Protections, Wildlife
Sierra Sun Times
“Senate Republicans seem all too eager to let special interests destroy some of our most vital public lands, wildlife and watersheds,” said Randi Spivak, public lands program director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “This bill would return ...

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Company Responsible for Refugio Oil Spill Seeks Permit to Rebuild Pipelines
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Plains All American Pipeline has had 239 incidents (mostly oil spills) nationwide since 2006, including 20 in California, according to federal documents analyzed by the Center for Biological Diversity. The company has been responsible for nearly $180 ...

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The News Center

Protest challenges plan to lease parcels in Wayne National Forest for drilling
The News Center
These groups include the Center for Biological Diversity, the Ohio Environmental Council, the Ohio chapter of the Sierra Club and Heartwood. The protest, filed Monday, claims the BLM has failed to adequately analyze the impact of fracking and pipelines ...

 

EcoWatch

Trump Administration Denies Pacific Bluefin Tuna Endangered Species Act Protection
EcoWatch
The Endangered Species Act works, but not when the Trump administration ignores the plight of animals that need help," said Catherine Kilduff, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. "This disappointing decision makes it even more ...
Pacific Bluefin Tuna Won't Be Added to Endangered Species ListSport Fishing

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Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's Approval of Texas Highway Project
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
AUSTIN, Texas— A federal district court in Texas today granted a motion by the Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance to expand their existing lawsuit to challenge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's approval of a highway ...

 

The Seattle Times

Groups call for ban on cyanide traps that kill predator animals
The Seattle Times
That lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity and others seeks an immediate ban on cyanide on predator traps and another pesticide called Compound 1080 that's placed in collars worn by livestock and ingested by attacking predators. Environmental ...

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Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Environmentalists say proposed cannabis grow rules fail to protect wildlife
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
The Center for Biological Diversity, a national conservation nonprofit, and three allies filed a 36-page comment alleging numerous shortcomings in the California Department of Food and Agriculture's draft report on the proposed standards for growing ...

 

EcoWatch

Trump Administration Sued Again. This Time for Refusing to Release National Monument Records
EcoWatch
In May the Center for Biological Diversity requested all records referencing national monument designations, including emails and other correspondence, meeting minutes, presentations, memos and any unpublished reports or studies. FOIA requests for ...
Trump Admin Sued Over National Monument RecordsNewsmax

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TIME

Sen. Udall Bill Would Ban Brain-damaging Chlorpyrifos
Common Dreams
“In addition to permanently slowing brain development in children, the EPA has found that chlorpyrifos hurts 97 percent of endangered species,” said Lori Ann Burd, director of the Center for Biological Diversity's environmental health program. “Scott ...
Scott Pruitt Spent Much of Early Months at EPA Traveling Home, Report SaysNew York Times
EPA chief spent almost half of spring in home state of OklahomaReuters

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Herald and News

Karuk Tribe seeks to list Klamath River salmon as endangered ...
Herald and News
A once bountiful run of Klamath River salmon now teetering near the edge of extinction could gain protections under the federal Endangered Species Act based ...

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The San Luis Obispo Tribune

Environmental group may sue state to protect Oceano Dunes snowy plovers
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
The Center for Biological Diversity on Wednesday filed a formal notice of intent to sue the California Department of Parks and Recreation, which manages the area, in federal court for not better safeguarding the animals from motorized vehicle use at ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Public Overwhelmingly Supports Protecting Wild Red Wolves
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This tremendous public support should prompt the feds to finally commit to working toward red wolf recovery,” said Collette Adkins, a biologist and senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The science shows that red wolves can be saved ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Washington Wildlife Agency to Gun Down Wolves
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Instead of gunning down wild wolves, state officials should be ramping up nonlethal conflict-prevention measures,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf organizer for the Center for Biological Diversity. “Killing 3-month-old wolf pups is an appalling way ...

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California Endangered Species Protection Recommended for Cascades Frog
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Fish and Game Commission today received the state wildlife agency's recommendation that the declining Cascades frog be designated as a candidate for ...

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The Mercury News

Tuna won't be listed as endangered, Trump administration says
The Mercury News
In June 2016, a dozen environmental groups, including Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and the Center for Biological Diversity, filed a petition with the federal government seeking to list bluefin tuna on the endangered species list.

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Court Rules Monterey County's Federal Animal-killing Contract Violates Law
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This decision is a major victory for Monterey County's coyotes, foxes and other wildlife,” said Collette Adkins, an attorney and biologist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “All the latest science shows predator control is expensive, ineffective ...

 

Trump Admin Won't List Non-Endangered Tuna As An Endangered Species
The Daily Caller
A petition from the Center of Biological Diversity to list the fish under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) triggered the Commerce Department's review. The review began under former President Barack Obama, and lasted for 12 months before the DOC's ...

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The Desert Sun

Lawmaker wants to shrink Castle Mountains monument to make more room for a gold mine
The Desert Sun
Segura and Lamfrom signed the letter together with representatives of two other groups – the California Wilderness Coalition and the Center for Biological Diversity. They said the monument's creation wasn't a last-minute deal but rather a “diligent ...

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Idaho Statesman

Idaho doesn't need another way to kill wolves
Idaho Statesman
It was winter and I was driving to work through Pine Creek Pass just west of Victor. A black shape crossed the road ahead but I only glimpsed it. Then I looked left. Standing on a hill watching me was a gray wolf. I slowed the car and watched it, awe ...

 

Fox News

Trump Administration Ignores Laws to Rush Border Wall Construction
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
"Trump wants to scare people into letting him ignore the law and endanger wildlife and people," said Brian Segee, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. "Trump's wall is a divisive symbol of fear and hatred, and it does real harm to the ...
Homeland Security Will Waive Environmental Laws to Rush Border Wall ConstructionEcoWatch
Environmental Laws Won't Be a Barrier to the Border WallBloomberg BNA
Homeland Security will waive laws to build US border wallAiken Standard
The Hill -WKYC-TV -NPR -Homeland Security
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Washington Post

Groups move to ban cyanide traps that kill predator animals
ABC News
The Center for Biological Diversity and other conservation groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to outlaw the spring-activated devices called M-44s. The traps look like water sprinkler heads embedded in the ground and spray cyanide ...
Conservationists seek ban of cyanide bombs in wildlife controlRuidoso News
Environmental groups petition EPA to ban cyanide devices linked to wolf deathOregonLive.com
After Cyanide Trap Kills Dog, Hurts Idaho Boy, Environmentalists Seek BanPatch.com

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EcoWatch

Santa Barbara Becomes First California City to Pass Resolution Against Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling
EcoWatch
"The last thing Californians want is more drilling and fracking off our coast," said Blake Kopcho, an organizer with the Center for Biological Diversity's oceans program. "Santa Barbara took a stand because the city has seen the horrific damage ...

 

EcoWatch

Ed Begley Jr.: 'You Don't Have to Eat Garbage or Be Famous to Help Save the World'
EcoWatch
The PSAs mark the debut of the new Center for Biological Diversity campaign, Better Than Ed. In the videos Begley shares unorthodox ways to tackle energy waste, food waste and the unsustainable growth of our human population—from eating garbage to ...
Eating Garbage, Talking Sex: Ed Begley Jr. Tackles Sustainability in New PSAsCommon Dreams

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New Study Shows Lesser Prairie Chicken Decline Continues
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This is a blinking red light on the dashboard warning us emergency action is needed to save these birds,” Michael Robinson, conservation advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Prairie chickens should be granted endangered species protection ...

 

Earth Matters: The Climate Change Name Game
NyackNewsAndViews
These USDA emails from the early weeks of the new administration were obtained—not without a struggle—by the Center for Biological Diversity in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. They show that USDA staffers were being directed to ...

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