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March 29, 2017 | Blog Post

Move Aside Trump, California’s Future Is Electric

While President Trump tries to roll back America’s efforts to fight climate change, California charts its own path by investing $1 billion to electrify the state’s ports, warehouses, buses and cars.

March 28, 2017 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Court Overturns Government Refusal to Protect Rare Coastal Marten

A federal judge overturns an April 2014 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denying endangered species protection to coastal martens. The court’s action is in response to a lawsuit filed by Earthjustice on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity and Environmental Protection Information Center.

March 14, 2017 | Legal Document

California Wolves - Motion to Intervene

Earthjustice is representing the Center for Biological Diversity, Environmental Protection Information Center, Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center and Cascadia Wildlands in this motion to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to strip gray wolves of protection under CESA.

March 7, 2017 | Blog Post

LA Power is Stuck in the Past

Despite clear direction by the Los Angeles City Council to move the city towards 100% renewable energy, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power plans to dump money into new and costly fossil fueled power plants.

March 7, 2017 | Press Release

Judge Upholds Decision to End “No Otter Zone”

Second ruling to uphold U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s decision to end failed program that excluded sea otters from their historic range along the southern California coast

March 7, 2017 | Legal Document

California Sea Urchin Commission v. Michael Bean Order regarding Cross Motions for Summary Judgement

Plaintiffs are four trade groups representing fishermen who fish near San Nicolas Island. They ask the Court to hold unlawful and set aside action of the Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) which, among other things, eliminated a regulation immunizing fishermen who accidentally harm California sea otters in this area. Intervenor- Defendants are seven non-profit organizations that share an affinity for marine mustelids. On November 11, 2016, Plaintiffs filed a motion for summary judgment. On December 16, 2016, the FWS and Intervenor-Defendants filed cross-motions.

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