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October 9, 2000 | Press Release

Court Finds Operation of Central Arizona Project Illegal

A federal judge has found that the way the Bureau of Reclamation is operating the Central Arizona Project is illegal, jeopardizing the survival and recovery of several protected species of fish in the headwaters of the Gila River.

September 11, 2000 | Press Release

Earthjustice Files Brief in Defense of Clean Air Act

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, acting on behalf of the American Lung Association, filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing industry attempts to require national air quality standards to be set through cost-benefit analysis.

September 9, 2000 | Press Release

Suit Filed to Strengthen Air Pollution Controls

Earthjustice filed suit in federal court in an attempt to force the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen air pollution regulations in 15 communities throughout the nation.

August 24, 2000 | Press Release: Victory

Victory for Family Farm Water Rights in Hawai'i

Attorneys persuade the State Water Commission to restore stream flow to the Waiahole-Waikane watershed protecting traditional Hawaiian gathering rights.

August 22, 2000 | Press Release

Russian Environmentalists Sue President Putin Over Dissolution of Environmental Regulatory Agency

Ecojuris Institute, a Russian environmental law group, filed suit asking the Supreme Court to declare unconstitutional and invalid a decree issued by President Vladimir Putin on May 17th that abolished the independent Russian State Committee on Environmental Protection and the Russian Forest Service, and transferred their functions to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

August 10, 2000 | Press Release

Federal Court Rules that Army Corps of Engineers Violated Law

Representatives of the Gulf Islands Conservancy and Friends of the Earth expressed satisfaction and claimed vindication at news that a federal judge has blocked construction of three casino resorts proposed in coastal Mississippi pending a thorough environmental impact study by the Army Corps of Engineers.