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November 5, 2008 | Blog Post

New Dawn for the Environment

With the election of Barack Obama, our nation's long, dark environmental night appears to be ending. By all early indications an era of opportunity will replace eight years of opposition in which Earthjustice was forced to play a mostly defensive role.

This is the moment we've been waiting for, and with your continued support, we are set to pursue ambitious goals on behalf of the environment.

October 29, 2008 | Blog Post

Nail Down the Furniture

Have they no shame? (Hint: No.)

We speak of the current band of varlets and scoundrels just ending their eight-year reign of terror in our nation's capital. With both presidential candidates lambasting Mr. Bush and his henchmen daily, the lame ducks are hell-bent on wreaking as much havoc as they can in these last not-quite-three-months of their joyride.

September 9, 2008 | Case

Monitoring the Health of the Sierra Nevada

Earthjustice challenged regulations issued by the Bush administration and Forest Service that sought to severally weaken environmental regulations in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range, which are necessary to assess the general health of forest wildlife and habitat.

August 27, 2008 | Blog Post

A New Run at Endangered Species

Congressional Republicans, led by former congressman Richard Pombo, tried in vain for years to gut the Endangered Species Act. They were thwarted largely because the law is so popular with the public.

Now the Bush crowd is trying to do by fiat what it couldn't accomplish in the legislative arena: rewrite the rules.

August 19, 2008 | Case

Protecting the Pikas

Earthjustice challenged decisions made by both state and federal regulators to deny petitions to list the American pika as a threatened species.

August 18, 2008 | Legal Document

State pika petition 81908

Petition in state court seeking protection of the pika under the California Endangered Species Act.

August 18, 2008 | Legal Document

Pika federal complaint 81908

Federal challenge for failure to make a timely finding on ESA protection for pika.

August 12, 2008 | Blog Post

The Return of the Wolves

The legal tussle over the wolves in the Northern Rockies, which took a turn for the better a week or so back, has overshadowed another uplifting wolf story: confirmation of a breeding pack of wolves in northeast Oregon for the first time since the animals were shot, trapped, and poisoned out of the state more than 50 years ago.

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