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November 19, 1999 | Press Release

Citizen Suit Prompts Action to Protect Imperiled Hawaiian Invertebrates

The Center for Biological Diversity, represented Earthjustice, and the Secretary of the Interior and Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, reached a settlement that moves four rare Hawaiian invertebrates -- Blackburn's sphinx moth, Newcomb's snail, the Kaua`i cave wolf spider and the Kaua`i cave amphipod -- a crucial step closer to protection under the federal Endangered Species Act.

August 18, 1999 | Press Release

Russian Environmentalists Sue to Protect Far Eastern Seas

Ecojuris Institute, a Russian environmental law group, filed an action at the Supreme Court challenging the Russian government's arbitrary waiver of environmental law to allow Exxon to drill in the pristine marine ecology of the North Pacific and Sea of Okhotsk off the Russian Far East.

September 8, 2000 | Press Release

Critical Habitat Proposed for Twain's Jumping Frog

The Fish and Wildlife Service's announcement that almost 5.4 million acres of frog habitat will be designated as "critical habitat" under the Endangered Species Act is a major leap forward for the preservation of the California red-legged frog.

August 22, 2000 | Press Release

Russian Environmentalists Sue President Putin Over Dissolution of Environmental Regulatory Agency

Ecojuris Institute, a Russian environmental law group, filed suit asking the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional and invalid a decree issued by President Vladimir Putin on May 17th that abolished the independent Russian State Committee on Environmental Protection and the Russian Forest Service, and transferred their functions to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

August 10, 2000 | Press Release

Federal Court Rules that Army Corps of Engineers Violated Law

Representatives of the Gulf Islands Conservancy and Friends of the Earth expressed satisfaction and claimed vindication at news that a federal judge has blocked construction of three casino resorts proposed in coastal Mississippi pending a thorough environmental impact study by the Army Corps of Engineers.

April 27, 2001 | Press Release

Developers' Lawsuit Attacks Open Space Victory in East Bay

Environmental and smart growth groups joined the defense of the Save Agriculture and Open Space Lands Initiative ("Measure D") in Alameda County Superior Court against a legal attack by development interests who had opposed it.