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October 2, 1998 | Press Release

Jet Ski Ban Upheld for Lake Tahoe

Judge dismisses all eighteen claims brought by jetski manufacturers and retailers challenging the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's ordinance banning from Lake Tahoe watercraft propelled by carbureted two-stoke engines commencing June 1, 1999.

October 5, 1998 | Press Release

Suit Filed to Block Leasing in America's Arctic

Coalition files suit in federal district court against Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to challenge the imminent leasing of more than four million acres of federal land in northwestern Alaska for oil and gas development.

October 13, 1998 | Press Release

Court Halts Construction in Yosemite National Park

U.S. District Court Judge issues preliminary injunction forcing the National Park Service to halt realignment of a road and construction of buildings and parking lots in Yosemite Valley that were damaged by floods in the winter of 1996-97.

October 27, 1999 | Press Release

Conservation Groups Sue BLM to Control Off-Road Vehicle Abuse of Public Lands

A coalition of eight conservation groups filed suit today in federal court to force the Bureau of Land Management to begin controlling runaway abuse of public lands by off-road vehicles (ORVs). The suit seeks to force the BLM to comply with existing laws that require it to control damage by ORVs, and to close to motorized vehicles a number of areas that are proposed wilderness areas, pending development of a designated trail system.

October 20, 1999 | Press Release

Court Finds Longline Fishery Violating Environmental Law

A federal judge ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Secretary of Commerce William Daley violated federal law by allowing the Hawai`i-based longline fishery to operate without first preparing an Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement.

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