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June 25, 2018 | Legal Document

Twin Metals Mine Complaint

This action challenges an attempt by the Bureau of Land Management to rescind a final decision issued nearly one and a half years previously. The Bureau’s previous decision, dated December 15, 2016, denied an application from Twin Metals Minnesota to renew two hardrock mineral leases, MNES 01352 and MNES 01353, adjacent to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the Superior National Forest.

May 16, 2018 | Legal Document

Kuiu Timber Sale Complaint

Local conservation and business interests represented by Earthjustice sued the U.S. Forest Service to stop an old-growth timber sale on Kuiu Island in the Tongass National Forest. The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Alaska, says the Forest Service’s environmental analysis is 11 years old and fails to consider new threats from the proposed 13.6 million board foot sale on North Kuiu Island.

March 19, 2018 | Legal Document

U.S. District Court for District of Alaska: Order re Motions to Dismiss

Before the Court are the following motions: Defendants Donald J. Trump, Ryan Zinke, and Wilbur Ross’s Motion to Dismiss at Docket 12; Intervenor-Defendant American Petroleum Institute’s Motion to Dismiss at Docket 25; and Intervenor-Defendant State of Alaska’s Motion to Dismiss at Docket 34. The motions have been fully briefed. Oral argument on the motions was held on November 8, 2017. For the following reasons, the motions will be denied.

March 17, 2018 | Feature

Northern Fights

By land and by sea, America’s Arctic is under attack. Earthjustice is fighting on multiple fronts to protect this irreplaceable region and keep the Arctic’s fossil fuels in the ground.

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