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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.

December 18, 2002 | Case

Public Participation in Trade Negotiations

The US Trade Representative is negotiating several trade agreements and refuses to reveal any details to the public, even though the documents have been freely circulated to the governments participating in the negotiations. Earthjustice has filed suit to force release of the documents.

November 1, 2002 | Case

Stopping Irresponsible Irrigation in Florida

Earthjustice sued Florida tomato growers, who were using vast amounts of water to irrigate their crops, the runoff of which was killing hardwood trees downstream.

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.

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