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October 29, 2013 | In the News: The Columbian

Federal Judge Rules to Protect Habitat of Threatened Seabird

A federal judge in Washington D.C. rejected a plea made by timber industries to expand logging into the habitat of a threatened species. Marbled murrelets, which need old growth forest to nest, are listed on the Endangered Species Act and this was the timber industry's fourth attempt in the past decade to eliminate protections for the forests.

October 29, 2013 | In the News: National Geographic

Communities Take Action Against Fracking

Communities around the nation are beginning to challenge energy companies and their plans to frack for natural gas. Stricter regulations are being set for fracking as U.S citizens become more aware of the negative impacts drilling has on their health and safety. With fracking on the rise, drill sites have edged closer to more populated towns and cities in New York and Pennsylvania, among others.

October 25, 2013 | In the News: Morning Sentinel

Herring Protection Plan Rejected by Federal Regulators

A plan to protect Atlantic herring from independent catch observers was rejected by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Observers spoon herring out of the sea by the thousands, and other critical marine life is harmed during the process.

Roger Fleming, of the environmental legal group Earthjustice noted, "This is fairly absurd, even by government standards.”

October 18, 2013 | Blog Post

Supreme Court Preserves Victory Over Oil/Gas Development

It is rewarding to successfully wrap-up a case. This can be especially true when our work protects special places, preserving them for future generations. It is a pleasure to be able to point at a map and say, “Those are the places that were saved.”

October 17, 2013 | Audio

Let the River Flow: The Fight To Save Salmon

Managing Attorney Todd True discusses Earthjustice's work to protect and restore iconic salmon species, which have been pushed to the brink of extinction by overstretched water resources, dam construction, pollution and development.