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March 29, 2017 | Case

Defending The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

Earthjustice, representing the Center for Biological Diversity and Zack Klyver (Head Naturalist for the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company), in cooperation with the Natural Resources Defense Council and Conservation Law Foundation, will defend the designation, and help prevent any settlement with the Trump Administration that would revoke or undermine the protections provided by the monument.

March 29, 2017 | Legal Document

Memorandum of Law in Support of Defendant-Intervenor Applicants' Motion to Intervene

The Natural Resources Defense Council, Conservation Law Foundation, Center for Biological Diversity, and Mr. R. Zack Klyver (“Applicants”) seek to intervene as defendants in this case to protect their interests in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument (“the Monument”). Pursuant to Local Civil Rule 7(m), counsel for Applicants contacted Plaintiffs’ counsel on March 24 and 28, 2017, to ascertain their position on this motion prior to filing.

March 27, 2017 | Legal Document

Memorandum Opinion Blueback herring ESA Listing

The Court will grant Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and deny the Service’s cross-motion for summary judgment. The Court will, accordingly, vacate the Listing Decision with respect to blueback herring and will remand this matter to the Service for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. A separate order will issue. /s/ Randolph D. Moss RANDOLPH D. MOSS United States District Judge.

March 7, 2017 | Press Release

Judge Upholds Decision to End “No Otter Zone”

Second ruling to uphold U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s decision to end failed program that excluded sea otters from their historic range along the southern California coast

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