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Landmark Victories

January 22, 2014 | Blog Post

Getting It Right for the Arctic Ocean

Thanks to long-running Earthjustice litigation on behalf of Alaska Native and conservation groups, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ordered the Department of the Interior to reconsider its decision to issue millions of acres of oil leases to companies like Shell and ConocoPhillips in the Chukchi Sea. In response, the government has suspended drilling there pending the review.

January 22, 2014 | Press Release

Court Denies Offshore Oil Lease Sale in America’s Arctic

Today, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Department of the Interior violated the law when it sold offshore oil and gas leases in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska. The decision stems from a lawsuit filed by a coalition of Alaska Native and conservation groups.

December 19, 2013 | Feature

A Year of Victories: 2012

By the end of 2012, Earthjustice, with our partners and clients, had won broad victories on a number of fronts. Read about three of these far-reaching achievements—and look back on the dozens of other victories for the Earth that you helped us achieve that year.

November 13, 2013 | Press Release

Grays Harbor Crude Oil Terminals Blocked

Board holds projects need full evaluation of “oil spill risks, increase in rail and vessel traffic, and location of expanded facilities in areas of known natural resource and cultural sensitivity.”

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