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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Chambered Nautilus Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed Endangered Species Act protection today for the chambered nautilus, which is threatened ...
Minnesota's gray wolves are under attack – again - StarTribune.comMinneapolis Star Tribune
Shell Trade Threatens Chambered Nautilus, Agency SaysCourthouse News Service

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For Immediate Release, October 12, 2017
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— Research by the Center for Biological Diversity shows that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to make decisions concerning protection of 22 species under the Endangered Species Act, pushing the lesser prairie chicken, Hermes copper ...

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Rep. Bishop Introduces Bill to Overturn Antiquities Act, Threaten Public Lands
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This legislation is an appalling, unprecedented attack on our national monuments and public lands,” said Randi Spivak, public lands director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Zion and nearly every national ...

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Scientists to Journal: Retract Pesticide Review After Revelations of Monsanto Funding, Influence
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Today's letter from scientists at the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Pesticide Action Network and Center for Environmental Health noted: “These are serious offenses and if left unanswered will ultimately undermine the work of ...

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Cascades Frog Closer to California Endangered Species Act Protection
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 designated the Cascades frog as a candidate for protection under the state's Endangered Species Act. Cascades frogs ...

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Court: EPA Must Reveal Information on Pesticides' Harms to Endangered Species
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— Responding to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, a federal judge has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to justify withholding more than 140 documents on the harm to protected wildlife from the ...

 

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Rusty Patched ...
Common Dreams
The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Federal Highway Administration and Illinois Department of Transportation for ...

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Washington Times

Four Endangered South Florida Plants Protected Against Climate Change
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This decision underscores just how vulnerable South Florida is to rising seas,” said Jaclyn Lopez, Florida director with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Without Endangered Species Act protections, storms like Irma could wipe out these Florida ...
The Latest: Walrus advocates slam endangered species denialWashington Post
Government says walrus not endangered despite loss of sea icePress Herald
Pacific walrus denied endangered species protectionMother Nature Network (blog)
Salt Lake Tribune -Center for Biological Diversity
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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Challenges Washington Wolf-killing Protocol
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
OLYMPIA, Wash.— Two conservation groups filed a lawsuit today seeking to stop the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and its director, James ...
Groups sue Washington state to stop killing of wolvesThe Daily Herald

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Ban Sought on Wild Turtle Trapping in Arkansas
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— The Center for Biological Diversity and several Arkansas-based environmental organizations petitioned the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission today to end commercial collection of the state's wild turtles. Currently turtle trappers ...

 

The Mercury News

Group plans to sue over walrus protection
The Mercury News
“There's no question Pacific walruses are endangered, so denying them protection is absurd and dangerous,” Kristen Monsell, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a prepared statement. Gavin Shire, chief of public affairs for ...
Lawsuit Launched Against Trump Administration for Denying Pacific ...Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Group files notice it will sue over walrus protectionKTUU.com
Environmental group to sue Trump administration over Pacific walrusKTOO

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Senate Bill Aims to Strip Protections From Nearly 1,100 Endangered ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— Republican U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee of Utah introduced legislation this week that would strip federal Endangered Species Act ...

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WKBN.com

Mexico Launches Vaquita Roundup to Prevent Extinction of Tiny ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN FELIPE, Mexico— Wildlife officials in Mexico next week will attempt to capture and protect some of the last vaquita on Earth in a desperate effort to save ...
Experts to start capturing rare vaquita porpoises in MexicoSeattle Times

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Critically Endangered Puget Sound Orcas Lose Another Member
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The death of another killer whale puts this iconic population on a dangerous path toward extinction,” said Catherine Kilduff at the Center for Biological Diversity. “If these whales are going to survive, we need to move quickly. Five years from now ...
Another orca from 'baby boom' dies, fears expressed about ... - KOMOKOMO News
Another young Puget Sound orca dies of starvationQ13 FOX

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

For Immediate Release, October 5, 2017
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Letting FEMA completely ignore harms to endangered species from development in high-risk flooding areas is just dumb,” said Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Building in such sensitive areas sets back ...

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Center for Biological Diversity Says House, Senate Committees Attack Environmental Laws Using Wildfires as Pretext
Sierra Sun Times
center for biological diversity logo for facebook The House Natural Resources Committee will use the pretext of “catastrophic” wildfires to build support for legislation by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) that would curtail protections for endangered ...

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Lawsuit Challenges California Permits for Delta Tunnels to Harm Endangered Salmon, Smelt
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The lawsuit was filed Friday in California Superior Court in Sacramento by the Bay Institute, Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resources Defense Council and San Francisco Baykeeper; they're represented by the nonprofit environmental law firm ...

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Center for Biological Diversity Says Interior Secretary Zinke Falsely ...
Sierra Sun Times
September 30, 2017 - WASHINGTON— In response to new revelations about charter flights he has taken, U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke falsely ...

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Phillips 66 Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Denial of Rail Spur Project
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The County's denial of the Phillips oil train project will stand, and our coast and communities will be spared the risks of dangerous explosions and horrific rail accidents,” proclaimed Linda Krop, Chief Counsel for the Environmental Defense Center ...

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Oakland City Council Passes Resolution Opposing Offshore Fracking, Drilling
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Today's resolution was supported by the Center for Biological Diversity, which has organized a series of California resolutions opposing offshore drilling and fracking. Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Arcata, Goleta, Malibu, San Luis Obispo and ...

 

House Republicans Advance Five Bills to Cripple Endangered Species Act
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“These bills would put monarch butterflies, wolverines and hundreds of other imperiled animals on a fast track to extinction,” said Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “This legislative onslaught is a brutal ...

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Houston Chronicle

Hilcorp seeks to build island to drill in the Arctic
Houston Chronicle
Blake Upshaw of the Center for Biological Diversity said spills are inevitable and cannot be cleaned up in Arctic waters. "Oil companies have guaranteed safe operations to communities in Valdez, the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Barbara over the years," he ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Federal Analysis: Kauai Power Lines Kill 1800 Endangered Seabirds a Year
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LIHUE, Hawaii— A scientific analysis completed for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity estimates that 1,800 endangered seabirds are killed by collisions with power lines on Kauai every year.

 

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Rare Jaguar From Rosemont Copper Mine in Arizona
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
TUCSON, Ariz.— The Center for Biological Diversity filed suit today in U.S. District Court to challenge a controversial open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona that would destroy prime jaguar habitat. The lawsuit ...

 

National Review

The EPA administrator has announced he will end the 'sue and settle' scheme implemented by his predecessors.
National Review
For example, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to re-declare a bird found on the Pacific island of Tinian as endangered. A 90-day clock started ticking as soon as the petition was filed.

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Chicago Tribune

Group concerned Longmeadow Parkway project will harm bumblebee
Chicago Tribune
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Federal Highway Administration and Illinois Department of Transportation for failing to prevent harm to the rusty-patched bumblebee, which was added to the list of ...

 

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper's Climate Plan Ignores Arch Coal's Mine Pollution
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Hickenlooper's so-called climate plan is a gift to Arch Coal that lets this huge corporate polluter off the hook,” said Allison Melton, an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity. “The governor needs to put the health of Colorado residents ...

 

Trump's Utah Fracking Plan Challenged as Urgent Public Health ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SALT LAKE CITY― Conservation groups today challenged a Bureau of Land Management plan to lease 94,000 acres of public lands for fracking in Utah's ...

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Trader Joe's Stops Buying Mexican Shrimp After Pressure to Protect Vaquita Porpoise
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The boycott — supported by more than 45 organizations, including the Animal Welfare Institute, Center for Biological Diversity and Natural Resources Defense Council — aims to conserve the vaquita by convincing Mexican officials to permanently ban all ...

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TheStranger.com

Guest Editorial: Amazon Can Help Save the World's Smallest Porpoise From Extinction
TheStranger.com
Best known for its goth-like eye markings and ability to avoid being captured in photographs, the vaquita contributes to the rich biological diversity that led the Gulf of California to be declared a World Heritage site. Yet these small porpoises are ...

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