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Landmark Victories

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.

August 7, 2014 | Press Release

Changes to North Pacific Observer Program Adopted Unlawfully

The United States District Court for the District of Alaska has ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) violated the law when it restructured the observer program for the North Pacific groundfish fisheries.

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