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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Borderlands Moth in Arizona

     by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— Defenders of Wildlife, along with the Center for Biological Diversity and Patagonia Area Resource Alliance, today filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the Patagonia eyed silkmoth under the Endangered Species Act. The rare Patagonia eyed silkmoth is clinging … Continue reading Lawsuit Launched to Protect Rare Borderlands Moth in Arizona

Lawsuit Challenges Unwarranted Killing of Colorado Mountain Lions, Black Bears

Fish and Wildlife Service to Spend More Than $4.5 Million on Lethal Project      by Center for Biological Diversity DENVER— Three conservation and animal-protection organizations sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for funding a Colorado Parks and Wildlife plan to kill hundreds of mountain lions and dozens of black bears without analyzing the risks … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Unwarranted Killing of Colorado Mountain Lions, Black Bears

A 24-Year History of Cliven Bundy’s Illegal Grazing and Armed Conflict at Gold Butte Nevada

Editor’s note: On January 8, 2018,  a federal judge dismissed US government’s criminal charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and another man linked to militia groups, over procedural errors made by the prosecution.  This is a history of the Bundy grazing allotment.      by Center for Biological Diversity • The Bundy family began … Continue reading A 24-Year History of Cliven Bundy’s Illegal Grazing and Armed Conflict at Gold Butte Nevada

Lawsuit Targets Trump Administration’s Failure to Act to Save Vanishing Porpoises

Suit Seeks Ban on Mexican Seafood Imports to Prevent Extinction of Vaquita      by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration today for failing to respond to their emergency request to ban certain seafood imports from Mexico’s Gulf of California in order to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise … Continue reading Lawsuit Targets Trump Administration’s Failure to Act to Save Vanishing Porpoises

Lawsuit Targets Trump’s Slashing of Protections at Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante

     by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON —Hours after President Donald Trump issued a proclamation taking an axe to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah, conservation organizations today filed a lawsuit attacking the order as an abuse of the president’s power. Earthjustice is representing eight organizations in a suit charging that the president violated the 1906 … Continue reading Lawsuit Targets Trump’s Slashing of Protections at Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante

Court Sends Massive Nevada Groundwater Pipeline Project Back to Feds

Via Center for Biological Diversity For Immediate Release, August 24, 2017 Contact: Marc Fink, (218) 464-0539, mfink@biologicaldiversity.org Court Sends Massive Nevada Groundwater Pipeline Project Back to Feds Federal Judge Requires Additional Environmental Analysis From BLM LAS VEGAS— A federal court judge today found that the Bureau of Land Management failed to show how it would compensate … Continue reading Court Sends Massive Nevada Groundwater Pipeline Project Back to Feds

Newly Described Toad Species Threatened by Geothermal Energy Production

One more strike against so-called “renewable” energy production, which is really the same old Earth-destroying, extractive, colonial paradigm—with new marketing: — Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno, have named three new toad species: the Dixie Valley toad, the Railroad Valley toad and the Hot Creek toad. This is an especially exciting feat because it’s … Continue reading Newly Described Toad Species Threatened by Geothermal Energy Production

Trump Administration Pushes Coal Mining in Roadless Forest in Colorado

Forest Service Pushes to Mine Next to West Elk Wilderness, Giving Arch Coal Access to More Than 17 Million Tons of Coal      by Center for Biological Diversity DENVER— Just days after announcing the U.S. will exit the Paris climate agreement, the Trump administration today pushed ahead with plans for another damaging action: a … Continue reading Trump Administration Pushes Coal Mining in Roadless Forest in Colorado

Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Wildlife-killing Program in California

     by Center for Biological Diversity SAN FRANCISCO— Conservationists sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services program today over its outdated wildlife-killing plan for Northern California. The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco federal court, seeks an updated environmental analysis of the program’s killing of native wildlife including coyotes, bobcats and foxes. “Wildlife Services’ … Continue reading Lawsuit Filed Against Federal Wildlife-killing Program in California

Trump’s Border Wall Threatens 93 Endangered Species

     by Center for Biological Diversity TUCSON, AZ— President Trump’s border wall threatens 93 endangered and threatened species, including jaguars, ocelots, Mexican gray wolves and cactus ferruginous pygmy owls, according to a new study by the Center for Biological Diversity. The study also found that 25 threatened or endangered species have designated “critical habitat” … Continue reading Trump’s Border Wall Threatens 93 Endangered Species