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Oceans: Building Resilient Ecosystems

The Latest On: Oceans: Building Resilient Ecosystems

September 20, 2016 | Letter

Arctic and Atlantic CEO Withdrawal Letter

On behalf of the undersigned organizations and our millions of members and activists, we thank
you for your strong leadership in the fight against climate change. We urge you to build on the
unprecedented progress you have already made, by exercising your statutory authority to
withdraw the U.S. Arctic and Atlantic oceans permanently from all future oil and gas leasing.

August 17, 2016 | Legal Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief: Florida Port Everglades Dredging

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps” or “Army Corps”) has unlawfully approved a massive dredging project for Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Corps’ environmental analysis for this project is based on the same assumptions and information it used to authorize a nearly identical dredging project to expand the Port of Miami (“PortMiami”), just 30 miles south.

June 7, 2016 | Legal Document

Brief for the United States as Amicus Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs-Appelles

This amicus brief addresses the following issues:

1. Whether a discharge of pollutants from a point source to jurisdictional surface waters through groundwater with a direct hydrological connection to jurisdictional surface waters is regulated under the CWA.

2. Whether the site-specific facts here give rise to a “discharge of a pollutant” under the CWA. 2

May 31, 2016 | Legal Document

Notice of Intent to Sue for Violations of the Endangered Species Act Related to Port Everglades, Florida Channel Deepening and Widening

On behalf of Miami Waterkeeper, the Center for Biological Diversity, Florida Wildlife Federation, and Sea Experience, this letter serves as a sixty-day notice of our intent to sue the United States Army Corps of Engineers for violations of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq., relating to the proposed expansion of Port Everglades Harbor and planned dredging.

May 31, 2016 | Letter

Port Everglades: Letter to NMFS

RE: Request to withdraw biological opinion associated with the Port Everglades expansion project and reinitiate consultation

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