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August 23, 2017 | Legal Document

Hawaii Dept. of Transportation Seabird Taking Complaint

INTRODUCTION 1. Attraction to bright lights is a major threat to the continued survival and recovery of the Newell’s shearwater (Puffinus auricularis newelli), the Hawaiian petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) and the Hawai‘i population of Bandrumped Storm-petrels (Oceanodrama castro) (collectively, “imperiled seabirds”). These seabirds are native to the Hawaiian Islands and protected pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”), 16 U.S.C. §§ 1531 et seq. The Newell’s shearwater was listed as threatened in 1975, the Hawaiian petrel was listed as endangered in 1967, and the Hawaiian population of Band-rumped Storm-Petrels was listed as endangered in 2016.

August 21, 2017 | Legal Document

Dugong Appeals Court Opinion

The panel affirmed in part, reversed in part and
remanded for further proceedings in an action brought by
environmental groups and individuals who challenged a
decision by the U.S. Department of Defense to construct a
new military base on Okinawa, Japan.

August 19, 2017 | In the News: The Daily Sentinel

Governor Should Oppose Mine Royalty Request

Ted Zukoski, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Gov. Hickenlooper has committed the state to achieving the Paris agreement’s greenhouse gas reduction goals and to being a leader in reducing methane pollution from the oil and gas industry. Subsidizing a coal mine at the expense of Colorado taxpayers in order to benefit the single largest industrial methane polluter in the state undermines both of those commitments.”

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