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August 8, 2000 | Press Release

SEA LION INJUNCTION GOES INTO EFFECT

The ban on trawl fishing in critical habitat for endangered Steller sea lions, ordered last month by a federal court in Seattle, is set to take effect at noon Pacific time August 8th.

July 20, 2000 | Press Release

Court Orders Major Fishery Changes for Steller Sea Lions

A Federal Court ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service must implement immediate and significant changes to the Alaska groundfish fisheries in order to protect endangered Steller sea lions.

March 30, 2000 | Press Release

Groups Sue to Protect Endangered Sea Lions

Greenpeace, American Oceans Campaign, and Sierra Club Alaska asked a federal court to exclude all groundfish trawl fishing from vital Steller sea lion habitat.

January 27, 2000 | Press Release

Judge Orders Full Evaluation of North Pacific Fishery to Protect Steller Sea Lions

In a second sweeping opinion, the federal district court of the Western District of Washington ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service is in continuing violation of the Endangered Species Act in its management of the North Pacific groundfish fisheries, the largest fishery in the North America.

August 5, 1999 | Press Release

Conservationists Sue to Protect Tongass Roadless Areas

Conservation groups sued the U.S. Forest Service because, in developing the new plan for Alaska's Tongass National Forest, the agency failed to consider permanent wilderness area protection for any portion of the millions of acres of undeveloped wild lands on the Tongass.

July 9, 1999 | Press Release

Judge Rules for North Pacific Ecosystem

In a landmark decision, a federal court found that National Marine Fisheries Service's management of the giant North Pacific fisheries is illegal.

December 4, 1998 | Press Release

Steller Sea Lions in Jeopardy

Steller sea lions are in jeopardy of going extinct if new fishery management actions aren't adopted soon in waters off of Alaska.

December 2, 1998 | Press Release

Political Wave Descending on Sea Lions

Political pressure from members of Congress may thwart a plan to prevent the extinction of the world's largest sea lion.

October 5, 1998 | Press Release

Suit Filed to Block Leasing in America's Arctic

Coalition files suit in federal district court against Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt to challenge the imminent leasing of more than four million acres of federal land in northwestern Alaska for oil and gas development.

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