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Center for Biological Diversity sues EPA head Scott Pruitt for failure to respond
Legal News Line
The Center for Biological Diversity and Center for Environmental Health filed a complaint on June 6 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Pruitt alleging that he failed to respond to the plaintiffs' request for the ...

 

NPR

Wyoming Governor Attacks Endangered Species Act
Common Dreams
From wolves to grizzly bears to the tiny Wyoming toad, the Endangered Species Act has been a resounding success at preventing the extinction of our country's wildlife,” said Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity.
Wyoming Toads Begin To Recover As States Seek Endangered Species Act OverhaulNPR

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Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)

Center for Biological Diversity Says Border Wall Prototype Construction Illegal
Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)
And that's where the Center for Biological Diversity comes in. Last week CBD sent notice to DHS that it was in violation of federal law by not conducting an environmental review as required by the National Environmental Policy Act and Endangered ...

 

New Study: Americans Want to Use More Renewable Energy
Common Dreams
This study adds to the growing evidence that we can and must rapidly shift away from dirty fossil fuels to a society powered by wind and solar,” said Chad Tudenggongbu, senior renewable energy campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity ...

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EPA's Watchdog Office Tells EPA: Start Assessing Toxic Interactions Between Pesticides
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The report cited the findings of the Center for Biological Diversity's landmark analysis, Toxic Concoctions: How the EPA Ignores the Dangers of Pesticide Cocktails, as evidence that the EPA has failed to collect the data needed to assess toxic ...

 

KJZZ

Center For Biological Diversity Files Notice Of Intent To Sue Over Border Wall
KJZZ
As the bidding process for contractors to build the president's controversial border wall continues, environmentalists are speaking out. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice of intent to sue the Department of Homeland Security and U.S ...
Green Group Sues DHS To Stop Prototype Phase Of Border WallThe Daily Caller
LAWSUIT LAUNCHED AGAINST TRUMP BORDER WALL"'PROTOTYPE" CONSTRUCTION AT SAN DIEGO BORDEREast County Magazine

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Wildlife-killing Program in California
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Wildlife Services' cruel killing practices are ineffective, environmentally harmful and totally out of touch with science,” said Collette Adkins, a Center for Biological Diversity attorney representing the conservation groups involved in the lawsuit ...

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Emergency Ban of Dicamba Pesticides Recommended in Arkansas
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“What we're seeing in Arkansas is proof of what we all already knew — that this dangerous, drift-prone pesticide is not safe to use,” said Nathan Donley, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Assurances from pesticide makers that ...

 

Trump Administration Offers 195000 Nevada Acres for Fracking
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“We won't let Nevada's water and wildlife be sacrificed for oil industry profits — if the BLM wants a fight, it's found one,” said Taylor McKinnon with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Trump administration oil industry cronyism has no place on ...

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House Approves Bill to Eliminate Clean Water Act Pesticide Protections
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“A day after the Trump administration's budget proposed eviscerating the EPA, the House voted to begin making that vision a reality,” said Brett Hartl at the Center for Biological Diversity. “This dangerous loophole would benefit pesticide giants like ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Ban Sought on Commercial Trapping of Wild Turtles in Texas
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
AUSTIN, Texas— The Center for Biological Diversity and several Texas-based conservation organizations petitioned the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today to end commercial trapping of the state's wild turtles. Under current Texas law, turtle ...

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USA TODAY

Trump Administration to Strip Yellowstone Grizzlies of Endangered Species Protection
Common Dreams
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we believe that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature - to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants. Because diversity has intrinsic value, and because its loss ...
Grizzly Bears Are Off The Endangered Species ListThe Daily Caller
Grizzly delisting is completeJackson Hole News&Guide
Yellowstone's grizzly bears lose endangered species protection after 42 yearsWKYC-TV
Washington Times -Tech Times -WWMT-TV -Department of the Interior
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Lawsuit Launched to Force Trump EPA to Ensure Alabama, Mississippi Comply With Clean Air Act Conflict of Interest ...
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
Mississippi and Alabama, which are the only states where the EPA has failed to enforce the requirement, have both been out of compliance with the requirement for nearly 40 years, according to the notice filed today by the Center for Biological ...

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Washington Post

Public Records Sought Over Massive Interior Senior Staffing Shake-up
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a Freedom of Information Act request for public records that address the sweeping reassignment of dozens of high-level staff within the Department of the Interior by Interior Secretary Ryan ...
Group demands documents on senior executive movesE&E News

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California Commission Halts Hunting of Imperiled Sage Grouse
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The Center for Biological Diversity has for years urged the commission to end sage grouse hunting due to declining populations. “The commission did the right thing by prohibiting sage grouse hunting in California this season,” said Lisa Belenky, a ...

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eNews Park Forest

Lawsuit Seeks Documents on Trump Administration's Ties to Coal Industry
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today for public records of closed-door meetings between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and industry executives over the reversal of the Obama administration's ...
Environmentalists Sue Trump Over Alleged Coal Industry TiesThe Daily Caller

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

California Protects Rare Foothill Yellow-legged Frog
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SACRAMENTO— The California Fish and Game Commission voted today to advance the foothill yellow-legged frog as a candidate species under the California Endangered Species Act, responding to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity.

 

House Votes to Weaken Environmental Protections for Power Line Rights-of-way
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This bill would kill innovative efforts to protect millions of acres of wildlife habitat from dangerous herbicides,” said Brett Hart, government affairs director with the Center for Biological Diversity. “Rather than fully funding agencies so they can ...

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Hilcorp Alaska Expands Cook Inlet Offshore Leasing Despite Leaks, Spills, Fines
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“After Hilcorp's struggle with oil and gas leaks into Cook Inlet this year, it's disturbing to see the company given more chances to drill and spill in this fragile place,” said Center for Biological Diversity attorney Kristen Monsell. “Allowing this ...

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Launched Against Trump Border Wall 'Prototype' Construction
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
SAN DIEGO— The Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection over impacts to endangered species and critical habitat from building up to 20 ...
Environmental group targets border wall project, says prototypes will imperil desert speciesAZCentral.com

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Public Interest Groups, Farmers Challenge Oregon Mega-dairy Pollution Permit
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The challenge was filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Food Safety, Columbia Riverkeeper, Food & Water Watch, Friends of Family Farmers, Humane Oregon, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and ...

 

Florida Governor Signs Bipartisan Bill to Expand Solar Incentives
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“By approving these rooftop solar incentives, Governor Scott helped make the Sunshine State's energy future a bit brighter,” said Chad Tudenggongbu, a senior renewable energy campaigner at the Center for Biological Diversity. “This moderate step will ...

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ColorLines magazine

Environmental Organization Accuses Trump Administration of Employee Censorship
ColorLines magazine
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. against the Department of Interior, Department of Energy, Department of State and the EPA yesterday (May 23). The environmental organization is asking ...

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Bears Ears National Monument Wins Overwhelming Support
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
The people have made it crystal clear that they stand with Bears Ears and in solidarity with the Bears Ears Inter-tribal Coalition,” said Kierán Suckling, the Center for Biological Diversity's executive director. “They won't stand by while Trump and ...

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Trump Pulls Out of Paris Climate Agreement
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“Trump just confirmed his total contempt for our planet's future,” said Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity. “With this reckless rejection of international climate cooperation, the administration took a giant step ...

 

Arizona Public Media

Forest Service Issues Premature Approval of Rosemont Mine
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The Forest Service's announcement is premature to the point of being meaningless,” said Randy Serraglio, conservation advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity. “This fake decision is motivated by politics and corruption. It's a hollow ...
Rosemont Mine gets crucial OK from Forest ServiceArizona Daily Star

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Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Washington Wildlife Officials Too Quick to Kill Wolves
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“This protocol fails to protect the state's small wolf population or prioritize scientifically proven nonlethal measures to safeguard livestock,” said Amaroq Weiss, West Coast wolf advocate at the Center for Biological Diversity. “Wildlife officials ...

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Inspector General Investigating Potential Collusion Between Monsanto, Top EPA Official
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
“The EPA is supposed to protect us from toxic chemicals, not go out of its way to protect the profits of chemical companies,” said Lori Ann Burd, environmental health director at the Center for Biological Diversity. “I'm glad to see the inspector ...

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Texas Fracking Protest Expanded to Include New Water-pollution Risks
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas— Citing new records showing the potential for drinking water contamination around Corpus Christi, the Center for Biological Diversity today supplemented its legal protest to a federal oil and gas lease sale planned for Thursday.

 

Legal Settlement Reached Over Tapestry Development in Southern California
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
HESPERIA, Calif.— The Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club and San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society have reached a settlement agreement and dismissed their lawsuit against the developers of the Tapestry development in the Southern California ...

 
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