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September 11, 2000 | Press Release

Earthjustice Files Brief in Defense of Clean Air Act

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, acting on behalf of the American Lung Association, filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing industry attempts to require national air quality standards to be set through cost-benefit analysis.

September 9, 2000 | Press Release

Suit Filed to Strengthen Air Pollution Controls

Earthjustice filed suit in federal court in an attempt to force the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen air pollution regulations in 15 communities throughout the nation.

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 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.

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