Center for Biological Diversity

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 impoverishes society, we work to secure a future for all species, great and small, hovering on the brink of extinction. We do so through science, law, and creative media, with a focus on protecting the lands, waters, and climate that species need to survive.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Congress Urged to Reject $400+ Billion Fossil Fuel Bailout
More than 100 climate, environmental, social-justice and workers’ rights groups urged Congress today to reject Republican efforts to assist the fossil fuel industry and instead focus relief legislation on the American people. The call comes as the latest proposed coronavirus-relief package...
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Friday, March 20, 2020
Trump Administration Proposes Allowing GE Crops on Thousands of Acres of National Wildlife Refuges
The Trump administration has proposed to approve genetically engineered crops on national wildlife refuges throughout the southeastern United States, a step likely to increase use of glyphosate and other pesticides known to harm wildlife. The Obama administration acted in 2014 to phase out GE crops...
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Friday, March 20, 2020
Congress Urged to Hold Airlines Accountable on Climate, Workers
More than 200 climate, environmental, social-justice and workers' rights groups urged Congress today to make any federal relief for the U.S. aviation industry contingent on airlines cutting carbon pollution and supporting airline workers during the coronavirus crisis. Today’s letter called on the...
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Thursday, March 19, 2020
In Coronavirus Crisis, 575 Groups Urge Halt to Electricity, Water Shutoffs
More than 575 utility justice, labor, faith, consumer and environmental groups urged state governors, mayors and utility regulators today to put a moratorium on electricity and water-utility shutoffs in response to the coronavirus crisis and resulting job losses. Today’s letter also called for...
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Friday, March 13, 2020
Trump EPA’s New Rules for Assessing Pesticide Risks Ignore Many Harms to Endangered Species
The Environmental Protection Agency yesterday issued revised methods for assessing pesticide risks that will allow widespread harm to most of the nation’s most endangered plants and animals, including American burying beetles, Rio Grande silvery minnows and Hawaiian hoary bats. The revised methods...
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
EPA Proposes to Reapprove Bee-killing Pesticides With Token Restrictions
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed today to reapprove neonicotinoid pesticides that are a leading cause of worldwide declines in bees and other pollinators. Rather than banning the pesticides, the EPA is proposing a number of modest measures to limit their harm, including reductions in...
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Thursday, January 30, 2020
EPA Reapproves Glyphosate, Claims Pesticide Poses No Human Health Threat
Relying on confidential industry research, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a final interim decision today to reapprove glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto/Bayer’s Roundup and the world’s most heavily used pesticide. The EPA’s assessment contradicts a 2015 World Health...
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Monday, January 27, 2020
Environmental Group Launches Energy Justice Program
The Center for Biological Diversity launched a new Energy Justice Program today focused on driving the urgent transition to a clean energy future to protect wildlife and people. Staffed by attorneys and renewable energy experts, the program will wage innovative legal campaigns to challenge utility...
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Suppression of Grid Study Bolstering Clean Energy Transition
The Center for Biological Diversity sued the Trump administration today for failing to release documents about a $1.5 million study that examined how grid improvements can bolster renewable energy access. Today’s lawsuit , filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., challenges the Department...
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Monday, January 13, 2020
Plan: Ending Extinction Crisis Requires $100 Billion, 500 New National Parks, Refuges, Ocean Sanctuaries
Ending the global wildlife extinction crisis will require bold leadership from the United States, including a $100 billion investment to save species and the creation of 500 new national parks, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries, according to a new plan from the Center for Biological Diversity...
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