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Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Causes Earliest Pacific Walrus Haul Out Ever
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
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 ...

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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 ...

 

KRCRTV.COM

California Endangered Species Protection recommended for Cascades frog
KRCRTV.COM
In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Fish and Game Commission Wednesday received the state wildlife agency's recommendation that the declining Cascades frog be designated as a candidate for protection under ...

 

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 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 ...

 

House Committee Advances Five Bills to Cripple Endangered Species Act
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“If these dangerous bills are enacted, hundreds of plants and animals will be put on a fast track to extinction,” said Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “These efforts to gut and repeal the Endangered ...

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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 ...

 

East Oregonian (subscription)

Wolves kill another calf in Wallowa County
East Oregonian (subscription)
Amaroq Weiss, wolf advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity, criticized the decision to kill wolves from the Harl Butte pack as frustrating and puzzling. “Oregon's wildlife officials just don't get it,” Weiss said in a statement. “Research ...

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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
Environmentalists Sue Over Trump's 'Sham' Monument ReviewThe Daily Caller

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The Salinas Californian

Coyotes Spared: Superior Court of California rules in favor of conservation groups
The Salinas Californian
A Monterey County resident joined with Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Animal Welfare Institute, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Project Coyote and the Mountain Lion Foundation to file the lawsuit that led to ...

 

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
Pacific Bluefin Tuna Stays Off ESA ListSeafoodNews (subscription)

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Bay Area Indymedia

Court Rules Monterey County's Federal Animal-killing Contract Violates Law
Bay Area Indymedia
“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 ...

 

KSBW The Central Coast

Court rules against Monterey County over predator control program
KSBW The Central Coast
The California Superior Court ruled that Monterey County's contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services program for killing and relocating predators native to California violates state law. According to the Center for Biological ...

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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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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 ...
Environmentalists suing State Parks to protect endangered coastal birdKEYT

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Washington Examiner

Border Patrol officials are 'moving on' as wall construction remains delayed
Washington Examiner
Another CBP official said the agency has been closely monitoring a lawsuit filed by the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity, which could cause further delays if the government fails to respond by the first week of September. The lawsuit alleges ...

 

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)

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 San Diego Union-Tribune

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 ...
Feds say Pacific bluefin tuna population overfished, but not endangeredSeafoodSource (blog)
Trump Administration Denies Endangered Species Protection for Pacific Bluefin TunaCare2.com

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Patch.com

Wildlife Control Agreement Needs Environmental Review, Monterey County Judge Says
Patch.com
The plan was challenged in a lawsuit filed last year by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and four other conservation groups. Wildlife Services conducts a Wildlife Damage Management Program to protect agriculture and ...

 

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 ...
Nationwide Ban Sought on Wildlife-killing M-44 'Cyanide Bombs'Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
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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Sacramento Bee

Endangered whales need more protection. So do their rescuers.
Sacramento Bee
That's why the Center for Biological Diversity is preparing to sue the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to force reforms in how it manages the commercial Dungeness crab fishery, the main culprit in West Coast whale entanglements. Humpback ...

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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 laws to build US border wallWashington Post
Environmental Laws Won't Be a Barrier to the Border WallBloomberg BNA
Homeland Security Will Waive Environmental Laws to Rush Border Wall ConstructionEcoWatch
WKYC-TV -NPR -Homeland Security -KPBS
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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 ...

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Public Records Sought on Trump Administration's Plan to Weaken Sage Grouse Protections
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking public records connected to Interior Secretary Zinke's recommendations to undermine important conservation protections for the imperiled greater ...

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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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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Snowy Plovers From Off-road Vehicles at Oceano Dunes
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
OCEANO, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the California Department of Parks and Recreation for allowing motorized vehicle use at the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, which has killed ...

 

Appeal Challenges Massive Growth Plans for LA County's Antelope Valley
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological today filed an appeal challenging Los Angeles County's blueprint for sprawling development in rural Antelope Valley. The recently revised area plan now paves the way for creating entirely new towns, including ...

 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lawsuit Launched to Fight Trump EPA Delays in Cleaning Up Dangerous Soot Pollution in California, Idaho, Ohio ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Every day of delay puts more Americans at risk for asthma, heart attacks and death,” said Jonathan Evans, environmental health legal director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “The Clean Air Act is one of the most successful tools for saving ...
After EPA Is Sued, Pruitt Backs Off Plans to Delay Healthier Smog RulesCommon Dreams
EPA chief backtracks on delaying rules reducing emissionsNews 12 Westchester
After being sued, EPA says it won't delay Obama-era regulation on ozoneThe Week Magazine
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility
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