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Center for Biological Diversity v. Mattis
The Recorder
Plaintiffs-appellants are individuals and organizations, including the Center for Biological Diversity, the Turtle Island Restoration Network, the Japan Environmental Lawyers Federation, and the Save the Dugong Foundation (collectively, CBD). Among the ...

 

EcoWatch

Massive Fracking Plan Near Yellowstone National Park Threatens ...
EcoWatch
The Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club lodged formal comments with the federal government Monday opposing a massive gas fracking project ...

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U.S. News & World Report

Court Affirms Right to Sue US Military Over New Base's Threats to Endangered Okinawa Dugong
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
"This ruling is a critical lifeline for the highly endangered Okinawa dugong," said Peter Galvin, director of programs at the Center for Biological Diversity. "We are hopeful that an objective review of the project will cause the U.S. Department of ...
Appeals court revives suit over US military base in Japan - The ...Washington Post
Appeals court revives suit over US military base in JapanWSB Radio
Court in SF reinstates environmental suit against US military baseSFGate
The Mainichi -Courthouse News Service -UPI.com
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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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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 ...

 

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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Fairfield Daily Republic

Lawsuit Challenges Destructive Delta Tunnels Project in California
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The lawsuit was filed in Sacramento Superior Court by AquAlliance, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, California Water Impact Network, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the River, Friends of Stone Lakes ...
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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 ...

 

Arizona Daily Star

President Trump visits Yuma, attends rally in Phoenix today
Arizona Daily Star
The two Tucson Democrats will be appearing with leaders of other groups at a news conference, including Mi Familia Vota, Living United for Change in Arizona, Planned Parenthood of Arizon, CHISPA, Center for Biological Diversity, the Arizona Coalition ...
Trump 'seriously considering' a pardon for ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio | Fox NewsFox News

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Hoodline

Extinct For A Century, Grizzly Bears Make A Comeback On MacArthur Blvd.
Hoodline
“We want to bring the bears back,” said Jonathan Evans, a board member of the Laurel Village Association and Environmental Health Legal Director at the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), a nonprofit dedicated to the protection of endangered species.

 

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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9th Circ. Revives Enviros' Suit Over Military Base In Japan
Law360 (subscription)
Law360, Washington (August 22, 2017, 3:55 PM EDT) -- A Ninth Circuit panel on Monday gave new life to a suit alleging the U.S. Department of Defense failed to consider the impact on a protected marine mammal from a replacement military base in Okinawa ...

 

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 ...

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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 ...

 

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

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

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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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Center For American Progress

National monuments review a legal test for Antiquities Act
St. George Daily Spectrum
The Center for Biological Diversity, another advocacy group, has sued the Trump administration for refusing to release public records about the review, alleging the Interior Department did not respond to requests for Zinke's communication records ...
Mining company wants Trump to shrink national monument to make more room for its gold mineThe Desert Sun
Interior Secretary Zinke's Contradictory Pardon ProcessCenter For American Progress

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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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Santa Clarita Valley Signal

SCV environmentalists sue Newhall Ranch developer, county
Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Last fall, in response to a settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity to speed protections for 757 species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to protect the San Fernando Valley spineflower as a threatened species under the ...

 

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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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 ...

 

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 animalsWashington Post
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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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 ...

 

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Trump Administration Advances Arctic Drilling Project in Polar Bear Habitat
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
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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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 Environmental Laws to Rush Border Wall ConstructionEcoWatch
Homeland Security will waive laws to build US border wallAiken Standard
Environmental Laws Won't Be a Barrier to the Border WallBloomberg BNA
THV 11 -New York Times -Homeland Security -KPBS
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Red, Green, and Blue

Delta Tunnels project slammed by an avalanche of lawsuits
Red, Green, and Blue
The groups include the AquAlliance, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, California Water Impact Network, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Friends of the River, Friends of Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, Planning ...

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Tuna won't be listed as endangered, Trump administration says
Santa Cruz Sentinel
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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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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