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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.

June 20, 2000 | Press Release

New Federal Salmon Plan Paves Way for Extinction

A coalition of environmental and fishing groups signaled their intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to protect salmon and steelhead from harmful logging and urban development in the Pacific Northwest.

June 8, 2000 | Press Release

VICTORY FOR IMPERILED HAWAIIAN INVERTEBRATES

On June 2, 2000, Judge Susan Oki Mollway of Hawai'i's federal district court ordered Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service ("Service") Jamie Clark to designate "critical habitat" for four rare invertebrate species found only in Hawai'i.

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