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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.

June 8, 2000 | Press Release


On June 2, 2000, Judge Susan Oki Mollway of Hawai'i's federal district court ordered Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service ("Service") Jamie Clark to designate "critical habitat" for four rare invertebrate species found only in Hawai'i.

March 21, 2002 | Press Release

Big Win for Imperiled Species

Court of Appeals ruling tells feds to address rare species in line for federal protection.


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