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January 3, 2001 | Press Release

Citizens Sue to Protect Critical Habitat for 17 Forest Birds in Hawai'i

Attorneys in Earthjustice's Honolulu office filed suit in federal district court on behalf of Conservation Council for Hawai`i (CCH) seeking to compel federal agencies to take action on CCH's 1992 petition to designate critical habitat for 17 species of severely imperiled Hawaiian forest birds.

June 20, 2000 | Press Release

New Federal Salmon Plan Paves Way for Extinction

A coalition of environmental and fishing groups signaled their intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to protect salmon and steelhead from harmful logging and urban development in the Pacific Northwest.

January 27, 2000 | Press Release

Judge Orders Full Evaluation of North Pacific Fishery to Protect Steller Sea Lions

In a second sweeping opinion, the federal district court of the Western District of Washington ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service is in continuing violation of the Endangered Species Act in its management of the North Pacific groundfish fisheries, the largest fishery in the North America.

February 24, 2000 | Press Release

Court Asked to Close Lobster Fishery to Protect Monk Seal in Hawaii

Greenpeace Foundation, Center for Biological Diversity, and Turtle Island Restoration Network, plaintiffs in a federal court lawsuit filed in January seeking to protect the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal from the impacts of commercial fishing in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, have gone into court asking Judge Samuel P. King to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the commercial lobster fishery from opening this year.

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