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December 8, 2017 | Article

The Otters’ Advocate

The Endangered Species Act helped the sea otter make an incredible recovery, now Congress wants to gut the act.

November 29, 2017 | Legal Document

North Atlantic Right Whales: Notice of Violations and Intent to File Suit under the Endangered Species Act

The Conservation Law Foundation (“CLF”) and co-counsel Earthjustice hereby give notice pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 1540(g) of our intent to sue the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Secretary of Commerce, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (collectively “NOAA Fisheries” or the “Agency”) for violations of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 1531 et seq., specified below. The alleged violations concern the effects of the American lobster fishery on the endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) (“right whale”). We intend to file suit in United States District Court seeking appropriate declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and other relief no earlier than sixty days from the postmark date of this notice letter.

August 15, 2017 | Legal Document

Comments on Review of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments Designated or Expanded Since April 28, 2007 (82 Fed. Reg. 28827)

On behalf of the 46 undersigned organizations, these comments are submitted on the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on the Review of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine National Monuments Designated or Expanded Since April 28, 2007, 82 Fed. Reg. 28,827. While we firmly disagree with the need for and intent of such a review, we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Review. These comments pertain specifically to the four California National Marine Sanctuary expansions that are included in the Review pursuant to EO 13795: Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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