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December 3, 2013 | Feature

Voyaging Back From an Age of Extinction

Steller’s sea cow was the first to disappear after a voyage of discovery accelerated a wave of extinction in North America. The tiny palila bird was the first to benefit from Earthjustice’s use of a law passed to end the extinctions.

June 17, 2016 | Blog Post

Hawai‛i’s Fight Against GMOs Rages On

Hawai‛i’s people recently took the next step in the battle to protect themselves and their environment from genetically engineered crops.

June 7, 2016 | Legal Document

Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs-Appelles

This amicus brief addresses the following issues:

1. Whether a discharge of pollutants from a point source to jurisdictional surface waters through groundwater with a direct hydrological connection to jurisdictional surface waters is regulated under the CWA.

2. Whether the site-specific facts here give rise to a “discharge of a pollutant” under the CWA. 2

May 3, 2016 | Legal Document

Notice of Intent: Agribusiness Development Corporation

Earthjustice, on behalf of community groups Na Kia‘i Kai, Surfrider Foundation, and Pesticide Action Network, sent notice to the state Agribusiness Development Corporation that it intends to sue the agency for illegally polluting ocean waters on Kaua‘i’s west side.

March 11, 2016 | Letter

Letter to EPA Administrator Cynthia Giles

On January 20, 2016, fieldworker employees of Syngenta Seeds, Inc. were exposed to pesticides and taken to Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital. Earthjustice, Farmworker Justice, Pesticide
Action Network, Hawai‘i Alliance for Progressive Action, Hawai‘i SEED, Farmworker
Association of Florida, and The MOM Hui are reporting the incident to your office and, for the
reasons discussed below, ask that you ensure the incident is fully and properly investigated and that appropriate enforcement action is taken. We also ask that EPA consider this additional on the‐ground evidence as it moves forward with regulatory action on chlorpyrifos.

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