Perspectives and Op-Eds

Opinions and analysis by Center for Biological Diversity staffers



December 4, 2017 – "Balancing Science and Advocacy in the Face of Climate Denial: A Climate Scientist Reports From COP23," PLOS, John Fleming

November 28, 1017 – "Let’s Just Pretend Pesticides Don’t Harm Wildlife," The Hill, Brett Hartl

September 26, 2017 – "Trouble in the Fields: Why the Superweeds Are Winning," Des Moines Register, Nathan Donley

July 12, 2017 – "Lois Henry Skipped a Key Detail on Permit," Maya Golden-Krasner (letter to the editor), The Bakersfield Californian

July 12, 2017 – "The Endangered Species Act works for Nevada," Patrick Donelly, The Nevada Independent

July 9, 2017 – "Proposed wolf recovery plan would speed extinction," Michael Robinson, Albuquerque Journal

July 7, 2017 – "In Birth of Monk Seal, a Larger Signal of Success," Loyal Mernhoff, Honolulu Civil Beat

July 6, 2017 – "How Polluters Are Writing the Rules at the EPA," Brett Hartl, The Hill

June 23, 2017 – "Nehalem Bay Snowy Plovers Another Endangered Species Act Success," Noah Greenwald, The Oregonian

June 22, 2017 – "To Resist Trump's Climate Assault, California Must Curb Oil Production,"Jean Su, The Hill

June 20, 2017 – "Scott Pruitt's Air-quality Decision Makes My Family's Lungs Hurt," Maya Golden-Krasner, Los Angeles Daily News

June 6, 2017 – "Toads Benefited From the Endangered Species Act," Jenny Loda, Casper Star-Tribune

June 6, 2017 – "Solar Energy Powers Millions of Green Jobs," Chad Tudenggongbu, The Hill

May 25, 2017 – "Trump's Border Wall Not Just a Disaster for People," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

May 23, 2017 – "EPA Push to Gut Regulations Is a Case Study on 'Pay to Play,'" Brett Hartl, The Hill

April 29, 2017 – "Fracking Proposal Ignores Ancient Wisdom," Mati Waiya (Center board member), Ventura County Star

April 28, 2017 – "Trump's Offshore Oil Order Threatens Our Oceans, Climate," Miyoko Sakashita, The Huffington Post

April 23, 2017 – "America's Species-protection Law Works Just Fine, So Leave It Alone," Michael Saul, The Daily Sentinel

April 19, 2017 – "Why I'm Taking to Streets to March on Behalf of Science," Shaye Wolf, The Mercury News

April 18, 2017 – "California Should Follow Maryland, New York and Vermont, and Ban Fracking," Hollin Kretzmann, The Sacramento Bee

April 13, 2017 – "We Must Oppose Trump's Border Wall, Attacks on Wildlife," Blake Kopcho, San Francisco Examiner

April 3, 2017 – "The Toxic Truth Behind Oregon's Factory Farm Stench," Nathan Donley, Oregonian

March 30, 2017 – "Florida's 'Python Control Bill' Is a Nobrainer," Elise Bennett, Sun Sentinel

March 29, 2017 – "Trump Won't Save Coal Jobs — He Will Put America on the Path to Environmental Ruin," Brett Hartl, The Hill

March 8, 2017 – "Grizzly Bears Belong in Washington's North Cascades," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

March 4, 2017 – "Why Believe Agency Officials?" Maya Golden-Krasner, The Sacramento Bee (letter to the editor — sixth letter on page)

March 1, 2017 – "Let the Endangered Species Act Do Its Job," Noah Greenwald, Casper Star Tribune

Spring 2017 – "Ready to Resist," Miyoko Sakashita, Earth Island Journal

February 16, 2017 – "Saving the Endangered Species Act From the Threatened List," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post

February 13, 2017 – "Gov. Martinez, Let the Feds Release Wolves," Michael J. Robinson, Santa Fe New Mexican

February 6, 2017 – "Zinke's Dismal Record on Public Lands Make Him Unfit for Interior," Brett Hartl, The Hill

February 3, 2017 – "It's Time to Get the Lead Out of our National Wildlife Refuges," Collette Adkins, The Huffington Post

February 1, 2017 – "Ryan: Bill Would Block Energy Choice, Independence in Wyoming," Greer Ryan, Casper Star-Tribune

January 31, 2017 – "Keep Politics Out of Wolf Recovery," Collette Adkins, Minneapolis Post

January 25, 2017 – "The Ever-darkening Shadow of Monsanto-fueled Superweeds," Nathan Donley, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

January 18, 2017 – "President-elect Trump, don't tamper with the successful Endangered Species Act," Loyal Mernhoff, The Hill

January 17, 2017 – "Clean Energy: Yes We Can... But We Need to Fight for It," Stephanie Feldstein, The Hufffington Post

January 9, 2017 – "It's Time to Stop Shortchanging Endangered Species," Noah Greenwald, The Huffington Post


December 29, 2016 – "Catalinas Bighorn Sheep Reintroduction a Win for Wildlife and People," Randy Serraglio, Arizona Daily Star

December 22, 2016 – "Can California's wolves survive Trump's America?" Amaroq Weiss, The Sacremento Bee

December 21, 2016 – "Earth2Trump: The Resistance Starts Now," Kierán Suckling, The Huffington Post

December 14, 2016 – "Trump's United States of Oilmen," Kierán Suckling, Common Dreams

December 10, 2016 – "Protect Coast From Trump and Fracking," Kristen Monsell, Ventura County Star

November 18, 2016 – "Trump Will Trigger A Massive Wave Of Climate Action," Kassie Siegel, The Huffington Post

November 17, 2016 – "CEQA Protecting California Not Holding It Back," Kevin Bundy, East Bay Times

November 14, 2016 – "What the State Isn't Telling You About Processed Meat," Dr. Nathan Donely, Sacramento Bee

October 31, 2016 – "The Dead Whale in My Neighborhood," Miyoko Sakashita, The Huffington Post

October 31, 2016 – "Good Grief: Style and Story in the Age of Extinction," Lydia Millet, Lens

October 28, 2016 – "The U.S. Government Needs to Transition to Solar-powered Future," Chad Tudenggongbu, The Hill

October 12, 2016 – "Offshore Oil Drilling Should Be Shut Down, Not Expanded," Kristen Monsell, Santa Barbara Independent

August 29, 2016 – "Program for protecting species under Endangered Species Act badly needs a jump-start," Noah Greenwald, The Hill

July 21, 2016 – "New Regulations Won't Prevent 'Bomb Trains,'" Jared Margolis, The Register-Guard

July 14, 2016 – "Selling the Elliott State Forest Is Only Latest Chapter of Mismanagement," Tanya Sanerib, The Oregonian

July 14, 2016 – "The Feds Approved a Lot of Fracking in the Gulf After BP Oil Spill," Steve Jones, San Antonio Current

July 7, 2016 – "Whale Entanglements Will Continue After Crab Season Unless Sacramento Acts," Kristen Monsell, Sacramento Bee

June 29, 2016 – "California Is Headed Toward a Decision It Will Regret," Maya Golden-Krasner, The Washington Post

June 28, 2016 – "Forget Dory And Remember The Horrors Of The Tropical Aquarium Trade," Miyoko Sakashita, The Huffington Post

May 23, 2016 – "Litigation Can Bring About Social Change," Kassie Siegel, The New York Times

May 23, 2016 – "As Climate Crisis Worsens, It's Interior Secretary Jewell Who's Being Na ve," Randi Spivak, The Hill

May 22, 2016 – "Oil regulators increasing risk of earthquakes in California," Shaye Wolf, Sacramento Bee

May 3, 2016 – "States Throwing Shade in the Fight Against Climate Change," Stephanie Feldstein, The Huffington Post

May 2, 2016 – "Corals: Drained of Color, Drained of Life," Miyoko Sakashita, The Huffington Post

April 18, 2016 – "Offshore Drilling and Lessons Unlearned," Blake Kopcho, Houston Chronicle

April 16, 2016 – "Protecting Wolverines From Fish and Wildlife," Andrea Santarsiere, Denver Post

March 31, 2016 – "Federal Offshore Fracking Plan Threatens California Coast," Kristen Monsell, Los Angeles Daily News

March 23, 2016 – "Protecting Aquifers From Oil Industry Pollution," Maya Golden-Krasner and Natalie Risner, Water Deeply

March 13, 2016 – "Obama's Climate Legacy in the Balance," Catherine Ware Kilduff, The Virginian-Pilot

March 4, 2016 – "Welcome Back, Smog: What the New Pro-polluter Air Board Means for Us," Maya Golden-Krasner, Los Angeles Times

March 1, 2016 – "California Continues to Be At Risk of Gas Leaks," Kassie Siegel and Dan Jacobson, Sacramento Bee

February 24, 2016 – "A Danger to Our Grizzlies," Lydia Millet, The New York Times

February 16, 2016 – "Are Federal Lands and Canyon Buffer Needed? Yes," Katie Davis, Arizona Daily Sun

January 29, 2016 – "We Can't Let it Be... More Plastic Than Fish in Our Sea," Miyoko Sakashita, The Huffington Post

January 27, 2016 – "Balancing Act: Attack on Coastal Commission Elevates Developers Over the Rest of Us," Steven T. Jones, The New Times

January 22, 2016 – "Bottling Up Profits and Leaving the Rest of Us to Pay the Price," Ileene Anderson, The Press-Enterprise

January 18, 2016 – "California Wolf Recovery Plan Needs to Be Based on Facts," Amaroq Weiss, San Jose Mercury News

January 8, 2016 – "Distance From Oregon Standoff to D.C. Isn't That Far," Randi Spivak, The Hill


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