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image No Funds for Border Wall in FY 2017? – Fight Shifts to FY 2018 480_build-bridges-not-walls.jpg by via Earthjustice
Latino, Environmental, Civil Rights, and Border Communities hold their ground against Trump’s wall...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:04PM
text Animal Legal Defense Fund Files Motion to Restore USDA Animal Welfare Documents by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2017 – Today a coalition of animal protection organizations led by the Animal Legal Defense Fund moved for a preliminary injunction asking for a temporary court order that would bring federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) databases back online. This motion is associated with the lawsuit filed in February against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) over the agency’s decision to remove tens of thousands of animal welfare records from its website. If granted, the prelim...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:55PM
text House Republicans Launch Effort to Repeal Endangered Species Act by Center for Biological Diversity
Infrastructure Project 'Impediments' Latest Fraudulent Claim to Rationalize Attack...
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:17PM
image San Quintín Farmworkers Take Demands to Mexico City 480_jornaleros-3mar-2017_1_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
Last March 4th, the Caravan for a Fair Wage and Decent Life began with a blockade of the Transpeninsular Highway by the day laborers from the fields of the San Quintin Valley. The workers then went on to cover 3,000 kilometers, arriving in Mexico City on March 17th....
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:14PM
image Jornaleros de San Quintín llevan demandas a la Ciudad de México 480_jornaleros-3mar-2017-1_1.jpg by El Enemigo Común
El pasado 4 de marzo, la Caravana por un Salario Justo y una Vida Digna comenzó con el cierre de la Carretera Transpeninsular por las y los jornaleros del Valle de San Quintín, para viajar 3 mil kilómetros hasta llegar a la Ciudad de México el 17 de marzo....
Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:10PM
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