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April 1, 1999 | Press Release

Sea Turtle Protection Lawsuit Settles in Florida

Florida environmentalists claimed a major victory when Indian River County and other parties signed a settlement in which the County agreed to develop a habitat conservation plan to protect endangered and threatened sea turtles.

March 31, 1999 | Press Release

Gill Nets Prohibited in Florida Waters

Florida environmentalists claimed a major victory when the First District Court of Appeal upheld a rule proposed by the Marine Fisheries Commission ensuring that illegal gill nets cannot be used in Florida waters.

March 26, 1999 | Press Release

Florida Offshore Oil Drilling Permits Denied

Florida environmentalists defeated Coastal Petroleum Company's efforts to obtain twelve offshore drilling permits ranging from Naples to St. George Island.

March 23, 1999 | Press Release

Canadian Government Criticized for Failure to Protect Endangered Species

American conservation groups Defenders of Wildlife and Northwest Ecosystem Alliance petitioned the US Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Commerce to certify Canada under US trade law for that country's lack of any federal Endangered Species Act legislation.