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Victories

Wolf hunts halted in Montana and Idaho
Bison that cross the Yellowstone National Park boundary into the Horse Butte area of Montana no longer must be hazed, harassed or slaughtered by the Montana Department of Livestock under an outdated bison management plan, according to a recent state court decision.
Maui community groups Hui o Na Wai ‘Eha and Maui Tomorrow Foundation, Inc., represented by Earthjustice, and the County of Maui announced the settlement of a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed water treatment plant that would take millions of gallons a day of streamflows from Na Wai ‘Eha, “The Four Great Waters” of Maui.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a ruling that will ensure O‘ahu residents gain more information about a controversial nuclear irradiation facility proposed for Honolulu International Airport by Pa‘ina Hawaii, LLC.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended fast-track permitting of mountaintop removal mining operations in the Appalachian region of six states. This announcement comes more than a year after a U.S. district court decision ruled these permits illegal.
Americans living with heavy industry and toxic air pollution may finally get real protection from unacceptable health risks and environmental damage. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will soon begin new rulemakings to review and decide on any necessary updates to the emission standards.
The EPA will soon move to restrict the use of three deadly pesticides that threaten the existence and critical habitat of endangered Pacific salmon and steelhead.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will ban the DDT-like chemical endosulfan, a highly toxic pesticide used in large-scale agricultural operations.
Pesticide experiments using people as test subjects will have stricter federal rules to follow under a new agreement reached between the Environmental Protection Agency and public health groups, farm worker advocates and environmental organizations.
Maine fishermen seeking to stop industrial trawl ships from entering fish sanctuaries
Need for further analysis of missing information tops reasons for halt
The Columbia-Snake River Basin is witnessing the biggest sockeye salmon returns since at least 1938. The increases in spill, won by Earthjustice attorneys, helps many more baby salmon survive their epic migrations from mountain streams to the sea where they grow to adulthood.
County's acceptance of Environmental Impact Statement is invalidated
Public input now allowed in response to commercial groundfishermen lawsuit