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August 7, 2014 | Press Release: Victory

Changes to North Pacific Observer Program Adopted Unlawfully

The United States District Court for the District of Alaska has ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) violated the law when it restructured the observer program for the North Pacific groundfish fisheries.

December 12, 2013 | Blog Post

Navy Sonar Harms Marine Mammals

Magistrate Judge Nandor Vadas has set a deadline of August 1, 2014 for the National Marine Fisheries Service to develop a plan that will ensure Navy sonar and live-fire training doesn’t violate the Endangered Species Act.

March 22, 2013 | Blog Post

Arctic Whales, Shell Execs & Spider Legs

This comes on the heels of a report from the Department of Interior, which summarized a 60-day investigation into Shell’s 2012 Arctic Ocean drilling season and was highly critical of the oil giant’s operations.

At a press conference announcing the findings, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar declared that Shell had “screwed up,” and the report concluded:

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