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image An Historic Day: Protection for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee 480_rusty_patched_bumble_bee_-_sabrina_jepsen-b-affinis_1.jpg by via The Xerces Society
First bee in the continental United States to become an endangered species...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:12PM
document Approval of Disastrous Keystone XL Pipeline Imminent keystone_factsheet_print_and_web.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2017 — In a reversal of yet another Obama administration environmental action, reports surfaced today that the Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline by Monday. The State Department, now headed by former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, will apparently grant a permit for the pipeline....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:59PM
image Zinke Announces Plan to Axe Fracking Rule 480_oil-gas_central-valley_1.jpg by via Earthjustice
Secretary of Interior directs the Department of Justice to file a motion in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announcing that BLM intends to start a new rulemaking process to rescind the rule...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:47PM
text Scientific Panel Criticizes EPA Assessment of Glyphosate by Center for Biological Diversity
Criticism of Pesticide Program Comes on Heels of Breaking Scandal Over Its Cozy Relationship With Monsanto...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:43PM
image Californians Not “Roundup-Ready”: Citizens Triumph over Monsanto in Cancer-Causing Pesticide Listing 480_glyphosate_1.jpg by Center for Food Safety
Court upholds Constitutional right of Californians to protect themselves from toxic chemicals...
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:07PM
text U.S. Consumers, Seafood Companies Urged to Boycott Mexican Shrimp to Save Vaquita Porpoise by Center for Biological Diversity
Campaign Highlights Need for Mexico to Take Emergency Action...
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:50PM
text San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors Denies Phillips 66's Oil Trains Project by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., March 14, 2017 — The San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors today voted to reject Phillips 66’s proposed oil train offloading terminal. The project was denied with a 3-1 vote, with one supervisor recusing himself in a conflict of interest....
Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:49PM
image EPA Opens Civil Rights Investigation Over Pesticide Use In Hawai`i 480_kauai-gmo-homes_mike-coots_1.jpg by via Earthjustice
Community groups had asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate whether Hawai`i agencies are violating Title VI of the Civil Rights Act...
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:35PM
text Court Clears California to Require Cancer Warning on Roundup by Center for Biological Diversity
FRESNO, Calif.. March 11, 2017 — A court has ruled that the state of California can move forward with plans to designate glyphosate — the main ingredient in Monsanto’s widely used herbicide Roundup — as a known carcinogen. The Friday decision, which finalizes a preliminary ruling, sets the stage for the California Environmental Protection Agency to be the first regulatory body in the United States to recognize glyphosate as a carcinogen....
Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:56PM
text On First Day Trump Appointee Rolls Back Protections for Wildlife, Hunters From Toxic Lead by Center for Biological Diversity
Secretary Zinke Revokes Obama Phaseout of Lead Ammo, Sinkers on National Wildlife Refuges...
Posted: Fri Mar 3, 2017 5:32PM
document Landmark Report: Hundreds of Native Bee Species Sliding Toward Extinction pollinators_in_peril.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore., March 1, 2017 — In the first comprehensive review of the more than 4,000 native bee species in North America and Hawaii, the Center for Biological Diversity has found that more than half the species with sufficient data to assess are declining. Nearly 1 in 4 is imperiled and at increasing risk of extinction....
Posted: Wed Mar 1, 2017 5:25PM
text Bertolini is not only an idiot by Bruce Loisel
Aetna (under the sage leadership of CEO Mark Bertolini) just took a billion dollar loss. So clearly Berolini is an idiot – although Aetna won’t have to pay federal taxes for taking this loss, just like his buddy Donald Trump (my Fed. Tax bill for Jan. was $586 dollars – what was yours?)....
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:12PM
text Cook Inlet Gas Pipeline Leak Shows Risks of Offshore Drilling by Center for Biological Diversity
Hilcorp Alaska Has Been Fined for Disregarding Regulations, Seeks to Build Massive Liberty Project in Beaufort Sea...
Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:44PM
document Human slaughterhouse: Mass hangings and extermination at Saydnaya prison, Syria human_slaughterhouse.pdf_140_.jpg by Amnesty International
February 6, 2017 - A chilling new report by Amnesty International exposes the Syrian government’s calculated campaign of extrajudicial executions by mass hangings at Saydnaya Prison. Between 2011 and 2015, every week and often twice a week, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their prison cells and hanged to death. In five years, as many as 13,000 people, most of them civilians believed to be opposed to the government, were hanged in secret at Saydnaya....
Posted: Tue Feb 7, 2017 1:36PM
image Trump’s Border Wall Will Harm People, Halt Recovery of Jaguars, Other Wildlife 480_arizona_jaguar_el_jefe_2015_conservation_catalyst_and_the_center_for_biological_diversity_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz., January 25, 2017 — President Trump is expected to announce today that his administration will pursue a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a project that would perpetuate human suffering, harm border communities and halt the cross-border movement of jaguars, ocelots, wolves and other wildlife. Among animals, the wall would be particularly harmful to highly endangered jaguars. Two jaguars have been photographed north of the border in recent years, but the U.S. population will nev...
Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:37PM
text Trump Orders Massive Rollback of Environmental Protections by Center for Biological Diversity
Order Contains Dangerous, Illegal Requirement to Cut Two Rules for Every New One...
Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:48PM
text 100 Days of Resistance by Center for Biological Diversity
Center for Biological Diversity Releases Action Plan...
Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:41PM
text Trump Puts Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines Back on Table by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON,January 24, 2017 — President Trump signed executive orders today to push ahead with the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Both projects sparked widespread opposition and protests, especially because of their risks to water, wildlife, climate and people....
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:13PM
text On Final Day, Obama Administration Phases out Lead Ammo From National Wildlife Refuges by Center for Biological Diversity
Move Will Help Protect People, Wildlife From Deadly Lead Poisoning...
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:03PM
text AWI Applauds USDA for Improving Welfare of Animals under Certified Organic Label by via Animal Welfare Institute
Washington, DC, January 18, 2017—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) applauds the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for releasing its final rule to improve the welfare of animals raised under the Certified Organic label....
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:58PM