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documentState Endangered Species Protection Sought for California’s Joshua Trees
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by Center for Biological Diversity
Iconic Desert Plant Threatened by Climate Change, Habitat Loss...
Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:09AM
textClimate Strike Highlights Opposition to Restarting ExxonMobil Offshore Oil Platforms Off Santa Barbara by Center for Biological Diversity
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., September 26, 2019 — California Central Coast residents will march and call for climate action Friday as part of the global Climate Strike Week of Action. The Center for Biological Diversity, one of more than 30 participating organizations, will use the occasion to highlight opposition to ExxonMobil’s proposal to restart its dormant offshore drilling platforms off Santa Barbara County....
Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:53PM
textWhite House Policy Paper on Homelessness Misrepresents Evidence, Drives Wrong Conclusions by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
September 17, 2019, Washington, DC — On Monday evening, President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors released a white paper that ignores and directly contradicts the evidence-based consensus of 19 of his own agencies. Last year, those agencies published the Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness, stating that housing, low barrier shelter, and decriminalization is the best way to end homelessness....
Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:03PM
textTrump Administration’s Plan to Crack Down on Homeless Encampments Raises Alarms by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
September 12, 2019, Washington, DC – On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that President Trump ordered White House officials to “crack down” on homeless encampments in California. While the Law Center agrees that unsheltered homelessness is a crisis in California and across the country, we are concerned about the Administration’s plans to displace people without real attention to alternatives....
Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:32AM
documentORVs Drive Spike in Protected Shorebird Deaths at California’s Oceano Dunes
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by Center for Biological Diversity
OCEANO, Calif., September 4, 2019 — Western snowy plover deaths have risen dramatically at Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, according to reports from environmental monitors working for California State Parks....
Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 2:08PM
documentLawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's Refusal to Release Public Documents on Expanded Use of Antibiotics As Pesticides
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by Center for Biological Diversity
More Information Sought on CDC’s Concerns of Increased ‘Superbug’ Threat...
Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 2:04PM
imagePalestine Legal comments on California’s ethnic studies model curriculum
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by Palestine Legal
Palestine Legal has submitted the following public comment on California’s 2020 Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum:...
Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:21AM
textTrump Finalizes Disastrous Weakening of Endangered Species Act by Center for Biological Diversity
Rollback Threatens Wildlife Across Country, Will Face Legal Challenge...
Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:57PM
documentCourt: Oregon Illegally Denied Marbled Murrelet Endangered Species Protections
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by Center for Biological Diversity
EUGENE, Ore., August 7, 2019 — An Oregon judge has issued a decision concluding the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission violated state law in denying a petition filed by five conservation groups demanding the commission uplist the murrelet from threatened to endangered under the Oregon Endangered Species Act....
Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2019 2:39PM
textMozambique Charges Former President's Son, Officials for Secret Debt Scandal by Kate Zeller
Mozambique charged the former president's son and 19 others on corruption, fraud and blackmail in relation to a $2 billion dollar loan scandal....
Posted: Fri Aug 9, 2019 2:02PM
imageHate is Alive in America—El Paso Shooting
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by Southern Poverty Law Center
A manifesto from shooter promotes white nationalist talking points as white nationalists mock those killed in the shooting...
Posted: Mon Aug 5, 2019 1:29PM
imageAntifa is not an organization
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by Anonymous
This isn't a conspiracy theory with loose threads. There's no jumping off of Occam's Razor or lizard people, or Mandela effect here - THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING IN FRONT OF OUR EYES. If you're not angry, ashamed, and afraid - you're not paying attention....
Posted: Fri Aug 2, 2019 10:53AM
documentLawsuit Launched Over Trump Administration’s Approval of Oil-waste Dumping in Arroyo Grande Aquifer
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by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., July 25, 2019 — The Center for Biological Diversity filed a notice today of its intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for ignoring threats to endangered wildlife in its recent approval of an aquifer exemption in the area around the Arroyo Grande oilfield....
Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:37PM
textSenate Advances Bill That Would Gut Environmental Review of Oil Pipelines, Other Large Infrastructure Projects by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, July 24, 2019 ― A Senate committee today approved a bill that would side-step environmental review to fast-track large infrastructure projects, including oil pipelines and natural gas export terminals....
Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:56AM
textPuerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló Resigns by Kate Zeller
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resigned Wednesday. Protests engulfed the island for nearly two weeks after Rosselló drew criticism for offensive language in leaked communications and the FBI arrested former members of his administration on corruption charges....
Posted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:04AM
textPoor Countries Lose Billions from Tax Avoidance, Reveal "Mauritius Leaks" by Kate Zeller
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released evidence that laws in the country of Mauritius help corporations avoid taxes globally, including on the continent of Africa....
Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:23PM
textCredit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty in Mozambique Loan Scandal by Kate Zeller
On Friday, former Credit Suisse banker Andrew Pearse pled guilty in US Federal Court for accepting millions of dollars in a fraud scheme that led to a $2 billion Mozambique loan scandal and debt crisis in the East African country....
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:09PM
textNationwide Effort Calls for Housing, Not Handcuffs by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(July 17, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – Today, the #IAskForHelpBecause Campaign launched its second round of a nationwide effort to strike down bans on panhandling and to replace them with more constructive policies that address the root causes of homelessness. Since the 2015 decision in Norton v. Springfield that found any targeting of speech asking for donations for punishment invokes the strictest scrutiny under First Amendment protections, every ordinance limiting panhandling, begging, or sol...
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:24AM
textUnited Nations Calls for Mozambique Disaster Aid as Country Wrestles with Illegal Debt by Kate Zeller
Washington, DC - On Thursday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for more relief aid to be sent to disaster-recovering Mozambique. The country is reeling from two devastating cyclones and wrestling with debts that Mozambique's high court calls illegal....
Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:31PM
textCalifornia to Evaluate Curbing Oil, Gas Extraction by Center for Biological Diversity
State Budget Funds Study on Decreasing Fossil Fuel Supply, Demand...
Posted: Mon Jul 1, 2019 12:07AM