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January 3, 2001 | Press Release

Citizens Sue to Protect Critical Habitat for 17 Forest Birds in Hawai'i

Attorneys in Earthjustice's Honolulu office filed suit in federal district court on behalf of Conservation Council for Hawai`i (CCH) seeking to compel federal agencies to take action on CCH's 1992 petition to designate critical habitat for 17 species of severely imperiled Hawaiian forest birds.

December 20, 2000 | Press Release

Citizens File Lawsuit to Protect Makua Valley

Earthjustice filed suit against the U.S. Army, once again seeking an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act for training and related activities at Makua Military Reservation on O`ahu.

December 15, 2000 | Press Release

Sea Lion Compromise Reached

Efforts by Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) to waive the Endangered Species Act (ESA) have failed. The endangered Steller sea lions, while still victims from large-scale, intensive trawl fishing, are no longer victim to a hostile effort from Stevens to suspend federal environmental laws for the sake of industrial fishing special interests.

December 5, 2000 | Press Release

TEMPORARY BAN ON TRAWL FISHING IN ALASKA LIFTED

A federal judge has dissolved an injunction that restricts trawl fishing in the Steller sea lion's critical habitat following the release of a Biological Opinion on December 1, 2000, by the National Marine Fisheries Service.

December 5, 2000 | Press Release

Citizens Challenge State Day-Use Policy in Court

Earthjustice filed a suit charging that the State has failed to adequately prevent harm to its land, wildlife, and citizens due to an illegally adopted policy governing "generally allowed" uses of State land.

November 30, 2000 | Press Release

COURT SETTLEMENT REQUIRES CLEAN AIR ACTIONS IN SIX COMMUNITIES ACROSS NATION

Six United States communities, ranging from Ohio to California, will be affected by a U.S. District court settlement announced that will require a closer look at their air pollution quality. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must now decide whether these six communities should be reclassified to more serious air pollution categories.

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