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May 4, 2000 | Press Release

CONSERVATION GROUPS WARN OF SNEAK ATTACKS ON ENVIRONMENT BY CONGRESS THIS SUMMER

The nation's leading conservation groups warned today that damaging congressional attacks on the environment are expected to proliferate this summer as Congress rushes to adjourn before the November elections.

The groups expect that most anti-environmental riders will be added to "must pass" appropriations bills that Congress has to enact in order to avoid a government shutdown.

April 14, 2000 | Press Release

CONSERVATION AND FISHING GROUPS SUE TO ENFORCE FISH PROTECTIONS IN SAN JOAQUIN WATER ALLOTMENTS

A coalition of environmental groups, commercial and sport fishermen filed suit today in California Superior Court to force the State Water Resources Control Board to implement protective measures for chinook salmon required under federal and state law. Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund is asking the State Water Resources Control Board to rewrite a March 15, 2000, decision allocating water rights along the San Joaquin River.

January 7, 2000 | Press Release

Court Upholds Forest Service Interim Roadless Area Protection Plan

U.S. Federal District Court Judge Clarence Brimmer has issued a ruling upholding the U.S. Forest Service's 18-month moratorium on road building in many of the Nation's remaining roadless areas.

In February 1999, the Forest Service imposed the moratorium in order to reevaluate its approach to managing the more than 373,000 miles of road that now criss-cross the National Forests. The Forest Service has been using this break to consider the mountain of evidence that its road system is the single-most cause of environmental damage on national forests and is a fiscal disaster.

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