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Landmark Victories

August 22, 2014 | Press Release

Judge Halts Plan to Eliminate Secure Grizzly Bear Habitat in Northwest Montana

A federal judge has blocked a plan to carve new roads into a 36,700-acre block of secure grizzly bear habitat within the Stillwater State Forest in northwest Montana. The judge’s ruling, issued late Thursday, preserves the “Stillwater Core” grizzly bear habitat from elimination under a plan by the State of Montana that called for building new roads to open the area to increased logging.

August 13, 2014 | Press Release

Obama Administration Finalizes Stronger Stream Buffers to Protect Imperiled Salmon from Pesticides

The Environmental Protection Agency today finalized an agreement to restore no-spray buffer zones around waterways to protect imperiled salmon and steelhead from five toxic pesticides. A coalition of conservation organizations, advocates for alternatives to pesticides, and fishing groups cheered the victory. These groups brought a lawsuit to demand reasonable fish protections from the insecticides, some of which are derived from nerve toxins developed during World War II.

August 12, 2014 | Case

Ending the Use of Vinclozolin

Earthjustice successfully challenged the U.S. EPA’s approval of a toxic pesticide called vinclozolin.

August 8, 2014 | Press Release

Residents Get Justice from City of Rochelle, Georgia

A group of citizens who have endured raw sewage bubbling up into their homes and yards from city pipes for decades reached a settlement this week with their city government in Rochelle, Ga. The old, leaky city sewer pipes will be replaced.

August 8, 2014 | Blog Post

Clean Victory for a Georgia Community

Celebrate with a community of African-American people in Rochelle, GA, who are finally going to get a sewage system that works.

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