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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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Washington Post

Imperiled monarch butterflies get help from Pr. William families
Washington Post
The perilous situation led the Center for Biological Diversity, the public-health nonprofit Center for Food Safety, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and monarch expert Lincoln Brower to petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in ...

 

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 ...

 

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 under the Endangered Species Act. A final listing decision from Fish and Wildlife is ...
As Arctic Sea Ice Disappears, 2000 Walruses Mob Remote Alaska BeachInsideClimate News

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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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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

SitNews

Pacific walruses haul out near Point Lay earlier than in previous years
SitNews
“This early haul out shows that Pacific walruses are in terrible trouble,” said Emily Jeffers, a Center for Biological Diversity attorney. “If we're going to save these amazing animals, the Trump administration has to give them the protections they ...

 

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 ...
Sorry, Charlie: Trump rejects bid to list tuna as endangeredWashington Examiner
Pacific Bluefin Tuna Won't Be Added to Endangered Species ListSport Fishing

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Groups appeal federal ruling in favor of travel corridor
Valley News
“This massive waste of taxpayer money won't solve traffic problems, but it will break up neighborhoods and wildlife habitat,” Aruna Prabhala, attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, said. “Rather than offer 21st century transit solutions, the ...

 

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 ...

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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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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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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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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 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 ...

 

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 PSAsCenter for Biological Diversity (press release)

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East County Magazine

MISSION TRAILS GAINS GROUND WITH 178 ACRES FROM PARDEE HOMES
East County Magazine
The developer worked with the environmental groups Preserve Wild Santee, California Chaparral Institute and the center for Biological Diversity to expand Mission Trails and preserve habitat for endangered species. Pardee also dedicated close to 100 ...

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From discovery to extinction: After 650000 years roaming Nevada, newly discovered toad could be at risk
Las Vegas Sun
Because of the project — the plans are under review by the Bureau of Land Management — conservationists want the toad listed as endangered. The Tucson, Ariz.-based nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity is petitioning the federal government to ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Nationwide Ban Sought on Wildlife-killing M-44 'Cyanide Bombs'
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity, WildEarth Guardians and several other wildlife conservation groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency today to outlaw M-44s, commonly known as “cyanide bombs,” which cause agonizing ...
Groups move to ban cyanide traps that kill predator animalsABC 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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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...
Environmental Laws Won't Be a Barrier to the Border WallBloomberg BNA
Homeland Security will waive laws to build US border wallWREX-TV
Homeland Security to Bypass Environmental Laws in Border Wall WorkNew York Times
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Senate Advances Legislation Gutting Federal Protections for Wolves
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This bill would be devastating for wolves and a direct blow to the Endangered Species Act,” said Jamie Pang, endangered species policy specialist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Senators Cardin and Carper just joined forces with some of the ...

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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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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Transparency, Timely Information Sought on Washington's Wolf Management
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
... about the state's recovering wolf population, yet local wildlife officials continue to operate without transparency or timeliness in updating the public on wolf management,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf advocate for the Center for Biological ...
Conservation groups protest Washington state's secrecy on managing, killing wolvesThe Seattle Times

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