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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.

July 12, 2000 | Press Release

CITIZENS DEMAND ATTENTION FOR POLLUTED WATERS IN HAWAII

Today, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund filed suit in federal district court on behalf of the Hïhïwai Stream Restoration Coalition and the Center for Biological Diversity to force the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") to carry out mandatory duties under the federal Clean Water Act needed to clean up Hawai'i's polluted waters.

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