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Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity (www.BiologicalDiversity.org) is a national nonprofit conservation organization with more than 500,000 members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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EPA Moves to Repeal 2015 Clean Water Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule today that would rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule in its entirety and roll back the framework used to protect wetlands, rivers and streams under the Clean Water Act to the 1986 regulations.
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Hundreds of U.S. Mayors Commit to 100 Percent Renewable Energy, Climate Leadership

More than 250 mayors from across the United States have adopted a bipartisan resolution to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035. The commitment to shift completely away from fossil fuels was approved unanimously at the 85th annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach, Fla.
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House Approves Bill to Eliminate Clean Water Act Pesticide Protections

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation today that would eliminate critical Clean Water Act safeguards, allowing more pesticides to be sprayed directly into streams, lakes, rivers and drinking water supplies
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Rural Residents, Conservationists to Oppose Water Bill at Tuesday Hearing

A coalition of Nevadans will be at the state legislature Tuesday afternoon to voice their opposition to proposed state water-law revisions that would make it easier to siphon groundwater away from rural Nevada, which could devastate local ecosystems and economies
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Energy Department Challenged on Biased Grid Study

Six groups today sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry challenging the biased premise of a recently announced study of grid reliability. Theoretically an investigation into the retirement of baseload power plants, the proposed study is better understood as a political attack on renewable energy, including current modest incentives for wind and solar.
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Plastic Pollution at Four Coastal California Hotspots Violates Clean Water Act

San Francisco Bay and at least three other California coastlines suffer severe plastic pollution that violates the federal Clean Water Act, according to an appeal the Center for Biological Diversity has filed with the California State Water Resources Control Board.
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Agreement Protects San Diego’s Vanishing Burrowing Owls, Increases Solar Energy

An agreement announced today between conservation and environmental-justice groups and private developers will protect imperiled burrowing owls, increase renewable solar energy and conserve wildlife habitat to offset impacts from the redevelopment of San Diego’s Brown Field Municipal Airport. The airport — located near the Mexico border in Otay Mesa — will be redeveloped with new commercial and aviation facilities and include on-site solar energy to reduce energy consumption.

President Obama Called on to Power Federal Buildings With Solar

he Center for Biological Diversity this week urged President Obama to lead by example in the transition to a clean, just energy economy by installing solar panels on all federal government buildings