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The Latest On: Healthy Communities

November 9, 2005 | Case

Streams and Wetlands: Nationwide Permits

Industry groups have sued to further weaken nationwide permits that already allow excessive dredging and filling wetlands throughout the country. Earthjustice intervened to oppose the industry challenge.

November 9, 2005 | Case

Preventing Oil Spills in U.S. Waters

Earthjustice intervened to oppose industry challenges to an EPA rule protecting rivers, streams and wetlands from oil spills.

November 9, 2005 | Case

Stream and Wetland Protection Rule

Industry groups challenged a rule issued by the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency, designed to protect rivers, streams, wetlands and other waters from destructive discharges of dredged material. Earthjustice intervened to oppose the industry challenge. In February 2008, the dismissed the appeal by the industry groups.

November 9, 2005 | Case

Preventing Imports of Genetically Engineered Algae to Hawaii

The State of Hawai'i's Board of Agriculture approved a permit to allow the importation of algae that had never been introduced outside of the laboratory on the Kona coast of the Big Island. Earthjustice sued, and the Court has ordered that the Board's approval without a review of potential environmental impacts of the project was invalid.

November 9, 2005 | Case

Challenging The Honolulu Irradiator

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a proposal for a nuclear irradiator in Honolulu National Airport. Earthjustice successfully challenged the approval, and in 2012 the facility was moved to a safe location.

November 7, 2005 | Case

Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia

Mountaintop removal coal mining, often described as "strip mining on steroids," is an extremely destructive form of mining that is devastating Appalachia. On behalf of local and national groups, Earthjustice is working in federal courts to bring the protections of the Clean Water Act to the people, communities and waters of Appalachia.

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