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October 11, 2000
The federal government has withdrawn three oil and gas leases in areas of prime grizzly bear habitat on the Shoshone National Forest in response to a lawsuit filed by conservationists.
October 9, 2000
A federal judge has found that the way the Bureau of Reclamation is operating the Central Arizona Project is illegal, jeopardizing the survival and recovery of several protected species of fish in the headwaters of the Gila River.
October 9, 2000
A broad coalition of conservation, animal welfare, and hunting groups served notice they will sue to stop the indiscriminate killing of endangered gray wolves in Northwest Montana by federal agents.
October 4, 2000
The U.S. Senate introduced a strong Endangered Species Act reauthorization bill that supporters believe sets a positive tone for next year's debate on one of the nation's most important environmental laws.
September 26, 2000
The Sierra Club today called on EPA Administrator Carol Browner to reclassify metropolitan Washington, DC from "serious" to "severe" for ozone (smog).
September 11, 2000
Idaho's federal District Court has issued a ruling rejecting attempts by the timber industry and others to derail the U.S. Forest Service's roadless area protection initiative.
September 11, 2000
Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, acting on behalf of the American Lung Association, filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing industry attempts to require national air quality standards to be set through cost-benefit analysis.
September 9, 2000
Earthjustice filed suit in federal court in an attempt to force the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen air pollution regulations in 15 communities throughout the nation.
September 8, 2000
The Fish and Wildlife Service's announcement that almost 5.4 million acres of frog habitat will be designated as "critical habitat" under the Endangered Species Act is a major leap forward for the preservation of the California red-legged frog.
September 5, 2000
A federal appeals court ruled to protect southwest Florida's drinking water from saltwater intrusion.
August 24, 2000
Attorneys persuade the State Water Commission to restore stream flow to the Waiahole-Waikane watershed protecting traditional Hawaiian gathering rights.
August 22, 2000
Ecojuris Institute, a Russian environmental law group, filed suit asking the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional and invalid a decree issued by President Vladimir Putin on May 17th that abolished the independent Russian State Committee on Environmental Protection and the Russian Forest Service, and transferred their functions to the Ministry of Natural Resources.
August 10, 2000
Representatives of the Gulf Islands Conservancy and Friends of the Earth expressed satisfaction and claimed vindication at news that a federal judge has blocked construction of three casino resorts proposed in coastal Mississippi pending a thorough environmental impact study by the Army Corps of Engineers.
August 8, 2000
The ban on trawl fishing in critical habitat for endangered Steller sea lions, ordered last month by a federal court in Seattle, is set to take effect at noon Pacific time August 8th.
July 28, 2000
The Washington State Court of Appeals held that the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) requires that the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) adopt medical monitoring rules to protect farmworkers who handle neurotoxic pesticides.