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The Latest On: Mid-Pacific

July 27, 2016 | Legal Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief U.S. Department of the Navy

By this Complaint, Plaintiffs seek to compel Defendants to comply with the national Environmental policy Act ("NEPA") in connection with the Navy's decision to station permanently thousands of U.S. Marines on the island of Guam to conduct live fire training for those Marines on the islands of Tinian and Pågan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.

July 25, 2016 | Legal Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief ADC NPDES

Defendant Agribusiness Development Corporation (“ADC”) has been violating, and continues to violate, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, also known as the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251–1388, by discharging polluted drainage waters from the Mānā Plain drainage canal system it owns, operates, and maintains, including but not limited to the canals, two pumping stations, and seven drainage ditch outfalls in West Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i.

July 25, 2016 | Case

Defending West Kaua‘i Waters from Pollution by Agribusiness Development Corporation

Earthjustice, on behalf of community groups Na Kiaʻi Kai, Surfrider Foundation, and Pesticide Action Network, have sued Hawaiʻi’s Agribusiness Development Corporation for violating the Clean Water Act by polluting waters along Kauaʻi’s West Side, and both ADC and the state Department of Health for abdicating their constitutional duties to conserve and protect these water resources.

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 14, 2016 | Blog Post

Protecting Paradise on Pågan Island

The people of the Mariana Islands will fight to protect our homes and our way of life from military intervention as hard as we must and for as long as we must.

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