Endangered Species Act Plan to restart oil drilling in Carrizo Plain National Monument halted By Greta Mart • Jul 16, 2019 Greta Mart/KCBX Listen Listening... / 0:56 An oil company's plan to build a new oil well and pipeline in the Carrizo Plain National Monument has been blocked, after the California Bureau of Land Management (BLM) overruled a 2018 decision by the BLM’s Bakersfield field office. Skinned sea otter found dead in San Simeon By Bree Zender • Oct 19, 2017 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services Listen Listening... / 1:23 Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are asking the public for any information related to the death and illegal skinning of a southern sea otter found on a beach in San Simeon. Some Channel Island Fox populations could be removed from endangered species list By Jordan Bell • Feb 12, 2016 Nature Conservancy Listen Listening... / 1:09 A few recovering populations of Island fox are being considered for removal from the federal endangered species list.