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August 20, 2019 | Legal Document

Washington State Court of Appeals Ruling: Milleninum Bulk Terminals

The Department of Natural Resources and the Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary S. Franz, and Columbia Riverkeeper, Washington Environmental Council, and Sierra Club appeal the superior court’s order concluding that DNR acted arbitrarily and capriciously by denying Northwest Alloys, Inc.’s consent to sublease state-owned aquatic lands to Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview, LLC.

August 20, 2019 | In the News: Seattle PI

Appeals Court Deals Blow To Big Coal Export Terminal Proposed For Longview, Washington

Marisa Ordonia, Attorney, Northwest Regional Office, Earthjustice: "DNR manages state lands for the benefit of the public, not for the benefit of hedge fund investors gambling on coal exports. The Court of Appeals confirmed DNR was appropriately cautious about exposing Washington to a damaging and risky coal export terminal, particularly given Millennium's deception early in the state permitting process."

August 16, 2019 | Legal Document

Dakota Access Pipeline: Memorandum in Support of a Motion for Summary Judgment

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s continuing legal battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline advanced today with a motion for summary judgment filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The Tribe asks the Court to vacate an easement that was granted to allow pipeline construction. This would effectively halt Dakota Access Pipeline operations while the Corps conducted a full-fledged environmental review.

August 9, 2019 | In the News: Go Skagit

Endangered Orca Population Continues Decline

Janette Brimmer, Attorney, Earthjustice: “The overall magnitude of the municipal stormwater pollution problem in Puget Sound dwarfs other sources. The development that lies at the heart of the stormwater problem is profoundly damaging to salmon habitat and the ability of salmon and orcas to recover from their endangered status in Western Washington.”

August 9, 2019 | Article

When a Canoe Is More Than a Canoe

A new film documents Nimiipuu people building their first canoe in 100 years. The Tribe's health is linked to the fate of Snake River salmon.

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