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May 9, 2018 | Legal Document

Legal Complaint: Northeast Essential Fish Habitat

In this suit for declaratory and injunctive relief, Conservation Law Foundation challenges the failure of the Secretary of Commerce and the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales and their critical habitat by completing the legally-required Endangered Species Act “Section 7” consultation prior to approval of the Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment, in violation of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 1531-1544, the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 1801-1884, and the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 701-706.

March 21, 2018 | Legal Document

Dusky Shark: FOIA Complaint

The National Marine Fisheries Service is unlawfully withholding information requested under the Freedom of Information Act that are related to a Final Rule implementing Amendment 5b to the Highly Migratory Species (“HMS”) Fishery Management Plan. 82 Fed. Reg. 16,478 (April 4, 2017).

March 7, 2018 | Video

Fight Offshore Oil & Gas Drilling

For years, Earthjustice has fought reckless proposals to drill in our oceans. With your help, we’ll continue to battle the Trump administration’s attempts to reverse permanent protections for the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, and to expand offshore drilling.

March 1, 2018 | Legal Document

SoCal No Otter Zone Circuit Court Decision

On the merits, the panel held that the Service acted lawfully in terminating the translocation program in 2012 because it was based on a reasonable interpretation of the statute.

February 8, 2018 | Legal Document

North Atlantic Right Whales: Complaint

In this action for declaratory and injunctive relief, Conservation Law Foundation (“CLF” or “Plaintiff”) challenges the Secretary of Commerce and the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (collectively, “NMFS” or “Defendants”) ongoing authorization and management of the American lobster fishery and their failure to prevent jeopardy and unlawful takes of endangered North Atlantic right whales (“right whales”) in violation of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”), Marine Mammal Protection Act (“MMPA”), and Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”). See 16 U.S.C. §§ 1531-1544; 16 U.S.C. §§ 1361-1389; 5 U.S.C. §§ 701-706.

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