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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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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 ...

 

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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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Challenges Washington Wolf-killing Protocol
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Today's suit, filed on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands, asserts that the agency's killing of wolves from the Smackout and Sherman packs in northeastern Washington relied upon a faulty protocol and failed to undergo ...
Groups sue Washington state to stop killing of wolvesThe Daily Herald

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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 denialFederalNewsRadio.com
Walruses won't be listed as threatened speciesWashington Post
Walrus not endangered, government saysWashington Examiner
Mother Nature Network (blog) -Center for Biological Diversity
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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 Walruses Endangered Species Act ProtectionCenter for Biological Diversity (press release)
Group files notice it will sue over walrus protectionKTUU.com
Environmental group to sue Trump administration over Pacific walrusAlaska Public Radio Network

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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Rusty Patched Bumblebee
Common Dreams
CHICAGO - The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Federal Highway Administration and Illinois Department of Transportation for failing to prevent harm to the endangered rusty patched bumblebee. In awarding ...

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Senate Bill Aims to Strip Protections From Nearly 1100 Endangered Species
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Utah's senators hate their prairie dogs so much they're willing to destroy most of America's endangered wildlife to wipe out this little animal,” said Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “From the Florida ...

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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 young Puget Sound orca dies of starvationQ13 FOX

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WKBN.com

Mexico Launches Vaquita Roundup to Prevent Extinction of Tiny Porpoise
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We support this last-ditch effort to save the vaquita from extinction, but it shouldn't be used as an excuse to allow fishing to continue in its habitat,” said Alex Olivera, the Center for Biological Diversity's Mexico representative. “These beautiful ...
Experts to start capturing rare vaquita porpoises in MexicoNational Post

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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 Claims His Travel Expenses Are Publicly Available
Sierra Sun Times
“I don't know who Zinke's trying to fool by suggesting the Interior Department has been forthcoming about his travel expenses,” said Amy Atwood, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “If he's genuinely apologetic about using tens of ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Chambered Nautilus Proposed for Endangered Species Act Protection
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
In response to a scientific petition by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Fisheries Service proposed a threatened listing for the nautilus, whose unique, spiraling shell has made it a popular commodity for collectors in the United States and ...
Minnesota's gray wolves are under attack – again - StarTribune.comMinneapolis Star Tribune

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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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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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Road Kill: Side-Swiping the Environmental Protection Act
Truth-Out
Since January, congressional Republicans have launched at least 46 legislative assaults on the legislation or a specific species, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Five bills to amend the legislation were advanced by the House Natural ...

 

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 ...

 

Public Records Sought on Trump Administration's Review of California's Cadiz Water-mining Scheme
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
OAKLAND, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity filed public records requests today for documents that could explain an abrupt about-face by the Trump administration to allow an enormous groundwater-mining scheme in California to move forward ...

 

Thegardenisland.com

Officials look to save all seabirds
Thegardenisland.com
Members of the Center for Biological Diversity are on Kauai this week finding ways to help curb the collisions. “We knew power line collisions were a threat, but now we're seeing it's probably the largest threat numerically for these birds,” said Brett ...
Letter: Endangered speciesThe Daily Courier

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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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Trump's Utah Fracking Plan Challenged as Urgent Public Health Threat
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The Uintah Basin's already choking on oil industry pollution, but the Trump administration is ignoring air quality in its rush to frack every square inch of public land,” said Diana Dascalu-Joffe, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological ...

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Nevada Bans Destructive Commercial Reptile Collection
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LAS VEGAS— The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners today voted to permanently ban the commercial collection of reptiles. The ban is in response to advocacy by the Center for Biological Diversity, dozens of scientists and hundreds of supporters.

 

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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