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Judge dismisses Alaska's suit over fuel standards

...interests of shipping companies over the health of Alaska residents and visitors," the center's senior counsel, Brendan Cummings, said in an email to the AP. "This court opinion is yet another rebuke to Alaska's misguided and consistently...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-23/judge-dismisses-alaskas-suit-over-fuel-
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Whale surveys spot killer whales in Alaska Arctic

...pack ice edge Killer whales have been spotted before, she said but never such a high number or that far north.Brendan Cummings of the Center for Biological Diversity, which has sued to prevent Arctic offshore drilling, said killer whales...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-11/whale-surveys-spot-killer-whales-alaska
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New management plan for Alaska petroleum reserve

...Charitable Trusts called the decision the Obama administration's crowning land conservation accomplishment to date.But Brendan Cummings, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, said by email that additional areas should have been protected...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-22/new-management-plan-alaska-petroleum-re
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Alaska ice tested as possible new energy source

...hydrate release the potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere and that process is exacerbated by climate warming.Brendan Cummings of the Center for Biological Diversity said research money should be poured into renewable resources, not more fossil...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-12/alaska-ice-tested-possible-new-energy-s
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NOAA takes steps to designate beluga habitat

...the critical habitat of the Cook Inlet beluga, this highly imperiled whale has a real chance of recovery," said Brendan Cummings, oceans program director at the Center for Biological Diversity, which sued the federal government for failing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041709/sta_430216121.shtml
Environmental group to sue over beluga whales

...endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act a year ago, meaning they likely are headed toward extinction. Brendan Cummings, senior attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, said that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/103009/sta_510757233.shtml
AK nixes endangered label for goshawk

...organizationally, when we think things are illegal, we go to court and try to get a judge to agree with us," said Brendan Cummings of the Center for Biological Diversity. The quest to list the birds under the Endangered Species Act has been going...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110907/sta_20071109017.shtml
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Scientists go hunting for rare right whales

...development. Lease sales in the southeastern Bering Sea are proposed for 2011. It is an unfortunate juxtaposition, said Brendan Cummings, oceans program director for the Center for Biological Diversity, which is fighting the federal government's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081307/sta_20070813022.shtml
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Conservation group turns up the heat on right whales

...right whales were hunted nearly to extinction in the 1840s, when 15,000 were killed in a single decade, said Brendan Cummings, ocean program director for the Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity, one of three groups that led the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122906/sta_20061229016.shtml
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Endangered US beluga whale group declining, study shows

...underscores the need for NOAA to act more aggressively to reverse the decline and save the whales from extinction, said Brendan Cummings, oceans program director with the Center for Biological Diversity, a group that has used legal pressure to try...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100709/sta_501994228.shtml

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