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June 4, 2013 | Blog Post

Wake and Smile, the Nightmare is Over

In a vote last night, the Nevada Assembly approved SB123, a landmark bill that shifts the state away from coal-fired power. The bill closes Reid Gardner, directs NV Energy to eliminate 800 megawatts of coal-fired power generation from its portfolio, and mandates 350 megawatts of renewable energy development.

June 2, 2013 | Case

Restoring Groundfish In New England

Groundfish, once the foundation of one of the nation’s most iconic fisheries, are being decimated by chronic and severe overfishing, as well as now warming ocean temperatures from climate change. Earthjustice has filed a pair of lawsuits in the federal district court challenging recent decisions by the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding New England groundfish.

May 31, 2013 | Legal Document

Framework 50 Complaint

Legal complaint challenging a plan to boost 2013 catch limits for several New England groundfish stocks beyond the allowable science-based limits by "carrying over" ten percent of the catch quota from 2012 that fishermen were unable to catch.

May 31, 2013 | Legal Document

Framework 48 Complaint

Legal complaint challenging NMFS’s plan to open several groundfish conservation areas in New England that have been closed, in some cases, for decades to commercial fishing for cod, haddock, and flounder.