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 02, 2021
Congress Urged to Boost Funding for Endangered Species Conservation by $300 Million
More than 170 groups today urged Congress to significantly increase the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s budget for endangered species conservation from $291.7 million to $592.1 million —an increase of about $300 million over last year’s budget. According to the Service’s own data, hundreds of...
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Monday, March 01, 2021
Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Sacramento Mountains Checkerspot Butterfly
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition today seeking Endangered Species Act protection for imperiled Sacramento Mountains checkerspot butterflies. The orange-and-black checkered butterflies are found only in high-elevation meadows around the village of Cloudcroft, in the Lincoln...
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Newsom Administration Sued Over Thousands of Unlawful Oil, Gas Projects
The Center for Biological Diversity sued the state of California today for approving thousands of oil and gas drilling and fracking projects without the required environmental review. Today’s lawsuit says that the state’s primary oil and gas regulator, the California Geologic Energy Management...
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Thursday, February 18, 2021
Dozens of Groups Urge Congress to Support Energy Justice Spending in Next Infrastructure Package
Twenty-six conservation and energy justice organizations today called for the next infrastructure bill to include support for creating energy microgrids, expanding solar projects in low-wealth communities and increasing funding for rural clean energy programs. This week’s widespread power outages...
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Thursday, February 11, 2021
Biden Urged to Pull Unlawful Trump, G.W. Bush Endangered Species Act Rules
More than two dozen leading scientists and law professors led by Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program and the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned President Joe Biden today to immediately rescind key policies that restrict the government’s consideration of harms from...
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Tuesday, February 09, 2021
Tennessee Valley Authority Must Commit to 100% Clean Energy, Align With Biden Climate Goal
The federally owned Tennessee Valley Authority must align its energy planning with President Biden’s recent executive order requiring that the federal electricity sector completely decarbonize by 2035, energy justice groups said today in a letter to the public utility’s board of directors. “TVA...
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Monday, February 08, 2021
Lawsuit Launched Over Army Corps’ Failure to Protect Endangered Wildlife From Nationwide Permit Program
Center for Food Safety, the Center for Biological Diversity, Waterkeeper Alliance, and allies issued a formal notice today of their intent to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to ensure that Nationwide Permits reissued during the final days of the Trump administration will not...
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Thursday, February 04, 2021
Congressional Bill Urges Biden to Declare Climate Emergency
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill today that would require President Joe Biden to use the power he already has to declare a climate emergency under the National Emergencies Act. Under...
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Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Legal Action Contests Reopening of Controversial Refinery in U.S. Virgin Islands
Community and conservation groups filed a legal appeal today challenging the federal permit for the controversial Limetree Bay refinery on the Caribbean island of St. Croix that started operating this week. The long-shuttered, pollution-plagued Limetree refinery has been one of the world’s biggest...
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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Biden Executive Order Pushes for Protection of 30% of America’s Land, Oceans
President Joe Biden will issue an executive order today directing federal officials to protect 30% of the country’s lands and ocean waters by 2030, part of an effort to slow the wildlife extinction crisis and curb global warming. “This is a crucial step to stopping the wildlife extinction crisis,...
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