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May 4, 2017 | Legal Document

Dusky Shark Complaint

Plaintiff Oceana, Inc. (“Oceana”) on behalf of its adversely affected members hereby challenges the unlawful decision of the National Marine Fisheries Service (“Fisheries Service” or “Defendants”) to adopt and promulgate Amendment 5b to the Highly Migratory Species (“HMS”) Fishery Management Plan because it failed to establish measures necessary to end overfishing and rebuild the dusky shark population to a healthy level as mandated by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (“Magnuson-Stevens Act”).

April 7, 2017 | Blog Post

Saving Coral Reefs from Death by Fossil Fuels

Earthjustice staff urge the World Heritage Committee to put pressure on big polluters to stop their single-minded pursuit of dirty fossil fuels, in order to protect humanity’s most precious places.

March 30, 2017 | Case

Halting Humboldt Bay Bird Habitat Destruction

In an effort to protect one of the most important places for migratory birds on the Pacific Coast, Earthjustice is representing conservation and hunting groups in a lawsuit to stop a large expansion of oyster farming in Humboldt Bay that will dramatically increase the footprint of existing oyster operations.

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