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Five Years of Failure

Five Years Into Recovery Plan, Endangered Whale Population Plummeting Because of Cumulative Threats, Lax Federal Oversight WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Investigation Agency, Alaska Wildlife Alliance, and Cook Inletkeeper submitted a legal petition today demanding that the Secretary of Commerce and the National Marine Fisheries Service stop issuing “take” authorizations to oil companies […]

 Illegal wood in PNSD and Yavarí Tapiche
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EIA JOINS CALL FOR PERMANENT PROTECTIONS FOR BRISTOL BAY AFTER ARMY CORPS DENIAL OF PEBBLE MINE PERMIT

Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied Northern Dynasty Mineral’s Clean Water Act 404 permit for the Pebble Mine, a massive gold and copper mine proposed for the headwaters of Bristol Bay Alaska. EIA’s Wildlife Team Lead and Counsel, Danielle Grabiel, said: “The Army Corps made the right decision today for […]

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Newly Released Recordings Pull Back the Curtain on the Canadian Company Behind Pebble Mine

Washington D.C. —The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today released two tapes that feature Canadian mining baron, Ron Thiessen, discussing his political strategy for securing a federal permit for the controversial Pebble Mine project in southwest Alaska. The recordings underscore both Thiessen’s importance as a driving force behind the Pebble project and the financial windfall that […]

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Pebble Mine Tape Reveal Plans to Build Massive 180-Year Mine at the Headwaters of Bristol Bay in Alaska

    Washington DC — Today the Washington DC-based non-profit the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released recordings of conversations between EIA investigators and executives of Pebble Limited Partnership and Northern Dynasty Minerals (Pebble), the companies behind the contested Pebble Mine project in Alaska. The recordings, which EIA has dubbed “The Pebble Tapes,” reveal Pebble’s plans […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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EIA Applauds IWC For Passing Resolution Addressing Underwater Noise Impacts to Protect Whales

Florianopolis, 12th September 2018 – The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) commends the International Whaling Commission (IWC) for passing by consensus a new Resolution focused on addressing the impacts of anthropogenic underwater noise on cetaceans. For Arctic species such as bowhead whales, beluga whales, and narwhals, increasing noise levels raise the risk of interference with vital […]

Illegal logging in the Russian Far East is of particular concern because the forests are home to the last 450 wild Siberian tigers. The Lumber Liquidators case was investigated jointly by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by the Department of Justice under the name “Operation Oakenshield.”
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Draft Cook Inlet LNG Pipeline Document Reveals Devastating Impact on Endangered Belugas

Draft Cook Inlet LNG Pipeline Document Reveals Devastating Impact on Endangered Belugas A draft version of an application submitted by Alaska Gas Development Corporation (AGDC) to “take” marine mammals during the construction of a liquefied natural gas pipeline and terminal in Cook Inlet, Alaska suggests that the project could expose nearly half of the population of […]