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August 5, 1999 | Press Release

Conservationists Sue to Protect Tongass Roadless Areas

Conservation groups sued the U.S. Forest Service because, in developing the new plan for Alaska's Tongass National Forest, the agency failed to consider permanent wilderness area protection for any portion of the millions of acres of undeveloped wild lands on the Tongass.

March 7, 2001 | Press Release

U.S. Trade Representative Sued for Hiding Documents from Public

Earthjustice filed a lawsuit challenging the US Trade Representative's latest trade negotiations for the proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, which would expand the North American Free Trade Agreement -- NAFTA -- to encompass the entire hemisphere.

March 29, 2001 | Press Release

BLM Ignoring Agreement to Protect Desert Tortoise

To months after a court approved a negotiated agreement the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has done nothing to comply with the consent decree to reduce livestock grazing on public land to protect the desert tortoise.

March 22, 2001 | Press Release

Judge Approves California Desert Protection Settlement

Recognizing the desert agreements as "within the public interest" and "fair, equitable and reasonable," Judge William Alsup on Tuesday approved the lawsuit settlement signed January 17 between the Center for Biological Diversity, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Sierra Club and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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