CAL CITY BOYS: Biological mother of West brothers breaks silence, files multi-million lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KGET) – 18 months after Orrin and Orson West disappeared from the home of their adoptive parents in California City, the boys’ biological mother is breaking her silence. “This is really hard to talk about,” said an emotional Ryan Dean, speaking to the public for the first time at a news conference … Read more

California City West boy family claim and lawsuit

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Two new legal battles in connection to the case of brothers Orrin and Orson West, have been filed by their biological mother Ryan Dean, and family. This comes 18 months after they were reported missing from the California City home of their adoptive parents, Jaqueline and Trezell West. 18 months later, … Read more

Biological mother of Orrin, Orson West files $40 million federal lawsuit

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – A $ 40 million lawsuit alleging civil rights violations was filed Friday by the mother and maternal grandmother of Orrin and Orson West, the two boys prosecutors allege died while in the custody of their adoptive parents. Ryan Dean and Dana Moorer, the mother and grandmother, respectively, had filed a claim … Read more

Lawsuit Seeks to Protect Wetland-Dependent Midwestern Snake

CHICAGO— The Center for Biological Diversity and Hoosier Environmental Council sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today for denying Endangered Species Act protections to the imperiled Kirtland’s snake. The small, nonpoisonous snakes boast red-to-pink undersides. They spend much of the year underground, frequently in crayfish burrows, and feed on earthworms, slugs and leeches. Kirtland’s … Read more

SpaceX’s Starship work in Texas spurs lawsuit over beach access

A judge is expected to hear a June 1 lawsuit concerning access restrictions to a South Texas beach amid SpaceX activities for the Starship program. The Sierra Club, the Carrizo / Comecrudo Tribe of Texas and non-profit Save RGV have joined together in a lawsuit against the Texas General Land Office, Texas land commissioner George … Read more

Lawsuit Launched to Stop Extinction of Guam’s Endangered Animals, Plants

HAGÅTÑA, Guam– The Center for Biological Diversity, Blue Ocean Law and Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian notified the US Navy and US Fish and Wildlife Service today that they intend to sue to stop the ongoing construction of a machine gun range and the relocation of 5,000 US Marines to Guam. These activities jeopardize the survival … Read more

Lawsuit Aims to Protect Dunes Sagebrush Lizard From Extinction

SILVER CITY, NM– The Center for Biological Diversity sued the US Fish and Wildlife Service today for again stalling in making a decision on whether to grant Endangered Species Act protections to the lizard sagebrush dunes. The agency has delayed protecting the lizard for four decades. The lizard lives in a very small area of … Read more

Lawsuit: The EPA failed to save hundreds of manatees

This article was originally featured on Outdoor Life. Three environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit due to the high number of manatee deaths last year. The lawsuit focuses on poor water quality in Florida, and alleges that the EPA isn’t following or enforcing water-quality standards set in 2009. It pushes the EPS to re-engage talks … Read more

Lawsuit: EPA Must Protect Manatees From Water Pollution

ORLANDO, Fla.– Three conservation groups sued the US Environmental Protection Agency today for failing to protect manatees and sea turtles from water pollution in Florida. Over half of the more than 1,000 manatee deaths in Florida in 2021 were attributable to starvation. The mass die-off is being caused by pollution-fueled algal blooms that have killed … Read more

Lawsuit Demands Halt to Mexico’s Maya Train

CANCUN, Mexico– Conservation groups have sued the Mexican government over its plan to build a “Maya train” through one of Mexico’s most biodiverse forests. This controversial tourist train – one of President López Obrador’s flagship infrastructure projects – will connect holiday destinations across the Yucatán peninsula. The lawsuit challenges the government’s failure to issue an … Read more