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Landmark Victories

April 23, 2001 | Feature

Protecting Public Health along the Anacostia River

Attorneys in Earthjustice's Washington, DC, office protected the Anacostia River from contamination from a former naval factory and helped block harmful development projects along the river.

April 20, 2001 | Feature

Protecting Marine Mammals Off California's Coast

In 2001, Earthjustice's Environmental Law Clinic at Stanford compelled the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect endangered sea turtles, whales, and dolphins from the effects of gillnet fisheries off the California Coast.

April 11, 2001 | Feature

Safeguarding Hawai'i's Native Plants

Under court order, in 2003, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made final designations of more than 400,000 acres of critical habitat for scores of species of endangered and threatened plants native to Hawai`i.

April 4, 2001 | Feature

Water Diversions in the Klamath Basin

In April 2001, Earthjustice won a major court order finding that the Bureau of Reclamation had violated the Endangered Species Act by diverting scarce water to irrigators at the expense of threatened coho salmon.

March 23, 2001 | Feature

Restoring the Everglades Ecosystem

In March 2001, Earthjustice compelled the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce phosphorus pollution flowing into Lake Okeechobee by 70 percent.

March 12, 2001 | Feature

Increased Protection for Endangered Florida Manatees

In April 2001, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission agreed to establish extensive slow speed zones in endangered manatee habitat as well as 14 refuges and sanctuaries in Florida coastal waters.