Center for Biological Diversity

Feds seek threatened status for some sage grouse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal wildlife officials on Friday proposed to list as threatened populations of greater sage grouse in Nevada and California in an effort to save the struggling species, a decision that promises […]

10/25/2013

No endangered species status for ashy storm petrel

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal biologists have turned down Endangered Species Act protection for the ashy storm-petrel, a sea bird that breeds on islands off the California coast. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service […]

10/21/2013

An orca whale breaches as the pod swims through Liberty Bay in Poulsbo, Wash., July 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Meegan M. Reid, file)

Puget Sound killer whales to stay protected

Seattle (AP) — Killer whales that spend their summers in Puget Sound are a distinct population group and will remain protected under the Endangered Species Act, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday. NOAA’s […]

08/02/2013

US Bureau of Land Management (AP Photo)

Oil industry: BLM prevents job creation in Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oil industry associations say federal land managers are blocking new energy development by postponing all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October. John Felmy, the chief economist for the […]

05/09/2013

Loggerhead sea turtle

Groups sue feds over loggerhead turtle protections

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Conservation groups are suing federal wildlife and fisheries officials, claiming the government missed a legally mandated deadline to create protection zones for endangered loggerhead sea turtles.

01/08/2013

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT

Feds auction prime Calif. land for oil development

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The federal government auctioned off nearly 18,000 acres of oil leases on prime public lands in Central California, home to prized vineyards, several endangered species and one of the largest deposits of shale oil in the country.

12/12/2012

Conservation groups sue Calif. agency over fracking

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Conservation groups are suing the California’s oil and gas drilling regulators over hydraulic fracturing, charging officials with failing to properly study environmental impacts of the practice as required under state laws. […]

10/16/2012