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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.

August 11, 2017 | In the News: Honolulu Civil Beat

How Wespac Is Twisting Words To Allow More Fishing

David Henkin, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Wespac’s efforts to twist the English language to further its agenda to over-exploit our ocean resources recalls Humpty Dumpty’s abuse of language in ‘Through the Looking Glass’ ... Any definition of ‘cultural fishing’ that includes within its ambit commercial longlining would be in blatant conflict with the court’s ruling ... Any attempt to define ‘non-commercial fishing’ to include the sale of fish is clearly ludicrous.”

June 28, 2017 | Feature

Island Revival: Water Returns to Hawai'i's People

As Big Sugar plantations release their grip on the islands, local and Native Hawaiian communities are reclaiming their water rights and restoring their deep-rooted ties to the land.

June 18, 2017 | Feature

National Monuments At Risk

An executive order jeopardizes 27 national monuments—and the public lands law that safeguards all national monuments, present and future: the Antiquities Act of 1906. Here's what you can do.

June 15, 2017 | Legal Document

Notice of Intent: Lawsuit Launched to Stop Hawai‘i’s Airport, Harbor Lights From Killing Rare Seabirds

This letter serves as a sixty-day notice on behalf of Hui Hoʻomalu i Ka ʻĀina, Conservation Council for Hawaiʻi, and the Center for Biological Diversity, of intent to sue the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation over violations of Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. § 1538, for unpermitted “take” of threatened Newell’s shearwaters (Puffinus auricularis newelli), endangered Hawaiian petrels (Pterodroma sandwichensis), and Band-rumped Storm petrels (Oceanodrama castro) from the endangered Hawaiʻi distinct population segment associated with HDOT’s airport and harbor facilities on the islands of Kauaʻi, Maui, and Lānaʻi.

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