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August 8, 2000 | Press Release

SEA LION INJUNCTION GOES INTO EFFECT

The ban on trawl fishing in critical habitat for endangered Steller sea lions, ordered last month by a federal court in Seattle, is set to take effect at noon Pacific time August 8th.

July 20, 2000 | Press Release

Court Orders Major Fishery Changes for Steller Sea Lions

A Federal Court ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service must implement immediate and significant changes to the Alaska groundfish fisheries in order to protect endangered Steller sea lions.

July 19, 2000 | Press Release

CONSERVATION GROUPS SUE TO PREVENT ABUSE OF ROADLESS POLICY BY SHOSHONE NATIONAL FOREST

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, on behalf of three conservation groups, filed suit today to prevent a timber sale in a roadless area on the Shoshone National Forest. The sale, according to the groups, is inconsistent with the Clinton administration's Wild Forest Initiative to protect roadless National Forest lands.

July 12, 2000 | Press Release

CITIZENS DEMAND ATTENTION FOR POLLUTED WATERS IN HAWAII

Today, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund filed suit in federal district court on behalf of the Hïhïwai Stream Restoration Coalition and the Center for Biological Diversity to force the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") to carry out mandatory duties under the federal Clean Water Act needed to clean up Hawai'i's polluted waters.

June 26, 2000 | Press Release

JUDGE ORDERS FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE TO PROTECT IMPERILED O`AHU FOREST BIRD'S CRITICAL HABITAT

In a ruling from the bench this morning, Judge Helen Gillmor of the federal district court in Honolulu ordered the Secretary of the Interior and the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service ("Service") to designate critical habitat for the O`ahu `elepaio (a native forest bird) by October 31, 2001, rejecting the federal defendants' request to delay designation until October 2004.

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