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March 2, 2001 | Press Release

Coalition Defends Clean Air Standards for Diesel Trucks and Buses

A coalition of public health, environmental and conservation organizations intervened in a case to oppose the oil refining industry's attacks on an EPA regulation requiring large diesel trucks and buses to reduce air pollution.

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.

February 24, 2000 | Press Release

Court Asked to Close Lobster Fishery to Protect Monk Seal in Hawaii

Greenpeace Foundation, Center for Biological Diversity, and Turtle Island Restoration Network, plaintiffs in a federal court lawsuit filed in January seeking to protect the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal from the impacts of commercial fishing in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, have gone into court asking Judge Samuel P. King to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the commercial lobster fishery from opening this year.

February 15, 2000 | Press Release

Lawsuit Filed over Deepening of Columbia River Channel

A coalition of environmental organizations today filed the first lawsuit aimed at the proposed deepening of the Columbia River shipping channel in order to protect endangered salmon.

January 27, 2000 | Press Release

Supreme Court Asked to Review Air Quality Standards Case

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, on behalf of the American Lung Association, today asked the U.S. Supreme Cout to review an appeals court decision issued last spring that found that Congress had violated the U.S. Constitution by delegating too much authority to the Environmental Protection Agency in its mandate to interpret and enforce the Clean Air Act. The cases were consolidated as (American Trucking Association v. U.S. EPA. The American Lung Association was an intervenor in the lower court cases.

The Environmental Protection Agency has petitioned for review as well.

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