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Liz Judge
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October 1, 2001
Development interests have failed to overturn Measure D, the landmark smart growth initiative adopted by Alameda County, CA (Oakland, Berkeley, Livermore) voters in November 2000.
August 23, 2001
Conservation groups filed a motion to intervene against a lawsuit by California developers to undo critical habitat for the California red-legged frog.
August 14, 2001
A controversial airport expansion project in the eastern Sierra Nevada will get a much-needed dose of scrutiny from the Federal Aviation Administration.
July 31, 2001
Conservation groups filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in federal district court for failing to protect the California spotted owl and Pacific fisher (a relative of the mink and otter) under the Endangered Species Act.
July 17, 2001
Medical, community, and environmental groups announce intention to sue U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District in 60 days for failure to stop the unhealthy air pollution in San Joaquin Valley.
July 13, 2001
Earthjustice agrees with Interior Dept. decision rejecting God Squad petition to review Klamath Basin issues.
June 13, 2001
California developers filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C., in an attempt to undo critical habitat protections for the threatened California red-legged frog (Rana aurora draytonii), the amphibian made famous by Mark Twain's story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."
May 31, 2001
The Fish and Wildlife Service has illegally delayed making a decision on petitions to list the Yosemite Toad and the Sierra Nevada population of the mountain yellow-legged frog.
May 15, 2001
A coalition of environmental groups, represented by Earthjustice, filed suit in federal district court to force the Federal Aviation Administration to consider the growth-inducing impacts of an airport expansion project in the town of Mammoth Lakes in the eastern Sierra Nevada.
April 27, 2001
Environmental and smart growth groups joined the defense of the Save Agriculture and Open Space Lands Initiative ("Measure D") in Alameda County Superior Court against a legal attack by development interests who had opposed it.
April 11, 2001
Instead of asking Congress to adequately fund the US Fish and Wildlife Service's division that enforces the Endangered Species Act the administration is seeking to strip key provisions from the Act to make it cheaper to administer.
April 10, 2001
The Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign and other conservation groups notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of their intention to sue the agency for failing to protect the California spotted owl and Pacific fisher under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
March 21, 2001
EPA announced that it will send Bay Area air quality agencies back to the drawing board to develop a more aggressive clean air plan for the region.
March 16, 2001
Two federal agencies have agreed to re-think their approval of a sprawling East Bay development after a legal challenge from Bay Area environmentalists.
March 6, 2001
After years of delay and under federal court order, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a rule to protect the habitat of the threatened California red-legged frog.