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The Latest On: Biodiversity

December 20, 2002 | Case

Protecting Puget Sound’s Orcas

After thousands of years of stability, Puget Sound’s small band of genetically distinct orcas is facing extinction. An Earthjustice victory kept them from fading away, but continued vigilance is needed to ensure federal protections remain in place, to protect the orcas from new harmful actions, and to promote recovery.

October 3, 2002 | Case

Protecting The Pila‘a Coral Reef

An Earthjustice lawsuit led to a massive settlement to redress destruction of coastal streams and a Hawaiian reef at the hands of an irresponsible developer. The settlement imposed stiff financial penalties and funding of native ecosystem restoration to remediate the damage.

May 12, 1993 | Feature

Win by Losing

Some lawsuits fail in court but still accomplish their overall objective. One such case rescued the Sacramento River winter-run king salmon. Mike Sherwood, the lead attorney on the case, tells the story.

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