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Center for Biological Diversity: Trump Puts Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines Back on Table
eNews Park Forest
“Donald Trump is wasting no time in digging up two of the worst oil industry projects in the past decade and trying to rush them out the door,†said Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity. “If it wasn’t ...

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Agreement Protects San Diego's Vanishing Burrowing Owls, Increases Solar Energy
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The settlement agreement was agreed to by conservation and environmental-justice groups the Center for Biological Diversity, Preserve Wild Santee, California Chaparral Institute, Coalition for a Safe Environment, Community Dreams and California Kids IAQ.
Otay Mesa airport overhaul to address climate change, protect ...The San Diego Union-Tribune
Building project at Brown Field in Otay Mesa is underwayCW6 News

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Legal Action Taken to Defend Federal Truck Carbon Pollution Rule
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a legal intervention today in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to defend federal fuel-efficiency rules aimed at cutting air pollution and planet-warming emissions from big trucks and other heavy ...

 

US Army Corps of Engineers Commits to Conduct New Environmental Studies Before Port Everglades Expansion ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Coral and coastal Floridians will benefit from the Corps pumping the brakes on this massive project,” said Jaclyn Lopez, Florida director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We have to learn from our mistakes and do what's right for our ...

 

Public Interest Groups, Farmers File Lawsuit Challenging Monsanto's Toxic Pesticides
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The plaintiff organizations bringing the lawsuit are National Family Farm Coalition, Pesticide Action Network, Center for Food Safety and the Center for Biological Diversity, represented jointly by legal counsel from Earthjustice and Center for Food ...

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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 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 ...

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Wolves, Lynx From PolyMet Copper Mine
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
DULUTH, Minn.— The Center for Biological Diversity and Earthworks today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service under the Endangered Species Act for their approval of the PolyMet open-pit copper mine ...
Lawsuit targets PolyMet projectMesabi Daily News
Environmental groups planning lawsuit to stop PolyMet mineDuluth News Tribune
Environmental groups plan to sue feds over PolyMet mine's impacts on wolves, lynxMinnesota Public Radio News
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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 ...

 

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 ...

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New Congress Introduces Bill to Strip Protections From Endangered Wolves in Great Lakes, Wyoming
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The new Congress is the most extreme and anti-wolf our country has ever seen, and members wasted no time in attacking endangered wildlife,” said Collette Adkins, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “This bill promises to undo ...

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Army Corps Issues Blanket Approval to Destroy Tens of Thousands of Acres of US Wetlands
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This program rubber-stamps major projects like oil pipelines that leak and spill, degrading clean water and cultural sites,” said Jared Margolis, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Under the program, those projects proceed without ...

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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

EcoWatch

97% of Endangered Species Threatened by Two Common Pesticides
EcoWatch
"We're now getting a much more complete picture of the risks that pesticides pose to wildlife at the brink of extinction, including birds, frogs, fish and plants," said Nathan Donley, senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. "The next ...

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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 ...

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Endangered Species Act Successes Continue: Bat, Cactus, Buckwheat All Found to Have Recovered
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... flying mammal and these two tenacious plants, along with many other species that recovered over the past eight years, shows the Endangered Species Act is working,” said Michael Robinson, a conservation advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity.

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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 ...
U.S. plan on endangered polar bears lacks teeth, critics sayWTSP.com
Polar bear plan doesn't seek direct action on climate changeKSBY San Luis Obispo News
Will the new recovery plan help save polar bears from rising temperatures?KTUU.com
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -US Fish and Wildlife Service -News Releases - US Fish and Wildlife Service
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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 ...
Trump's Interior Dept. Nominee, Rep. Ryan Zinke to Face Questioning on Climate Record, Support for Oil, Gas, CoalDeSmog (blog)
Ryan Zinke | League of Conservation Voters ScorecardLeague of Conservation Voters Scorecard

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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)

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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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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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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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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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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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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