Tag Archives: Center for Biological Diversity

(EnviroNews Nature) — Washington D.C. — On August 4, 2017, Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke published a memorandum calling for the immediate revision of the 2015 Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan. This memo follows up on his June Secretarial Order to review sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) protections…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Park City, Utah — In this final segment of an extensive EnviroNews interview and follow-up video series with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the environmental leader looks at the future of the electric energy grid. “We need smart transmission, we need smart grid technology,…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News News) — Washington D.C. — On June 27, 2017, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt released a proposal to dismantle the Clean Water Rule (The Rule), also known as the “Waters of the United States (WOTUS).” Pruitt is following up on President Trump’s…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Washington D.C. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced June 22, 2017, that it has finalized its plan to rescind Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), and turn management of the iconic creature…

(EnviroNews Wyoming) On June 13, 2017, a coalition of conservation groups petitioned Wildlife Services (WS) and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA), calling for the ban and removal of all M-44 cyanide devices in Wyoming. WS, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health…

(EnviroNews Headline News Desk) — The Center for Biological Diversity (the Center) filed suit against the federal government in the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C. on June 1, 2017, seeking the release of documents related to closed-door meetings between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state and…

(EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — A study titled, Tropospheric Warming Over The Past Two Decades, was published May 24, 2017, in Nature Scientific Reports. The paper specifically refutes Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s post-confirmation climate change denials and singles him out by name. In January…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — On May 23, 2017, The Center for Biological Diversity (The Center) filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, demanding it reveal records of its censorship of government employees in relation to climate change topics. With this suit, The Center is…

(EnviroNews DC News Bureau) — Washington D.C. — The U.S. Department of State (State Department) has been “illegally” stashing away key documents pertaining to the slated path of the Keystone XL Pipeline (KXL) for years, while concealing contracts the Department entered into with private consultants, opponents of KXL…

(EnviroNews Montana) — Washington D.C. — EnviroNews Montana Exclusive: On April 25, 2017, U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced the “Yellowstone Gateway Protection Act” (Yellowstone Act) — a bill seeking to permanently ban mining on 30,000 public acres in the Paradise Valley of Montana, just outside Yellowstone National…

(EnviroNews Nature) — On May 10, 2017, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), led a committee oversight hearing called, “Conservation, Consultation and Capacity: State Views on the Need to Modernize the Endangered Species Act.” Green groups decry Barrasso’s desire…

(EnviroNews Nature) — Four conservation groups filed a lawsuit on May 11, 2017, aimed at stopping the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from killing Idaho’s wild animals. The USDA’s Wildlife Services (WS) program killed more than 280,000 mammals and birds in Idaho during 2016. The animals axed include…