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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.

May 4, 2000 | Press Release

CONSERVATION GROUPS WARN OF SNEAK ATTACKS ON ENVIRONMENT BY CONGRESS THIS SUMMER

The nation's leading conservation groups warned today that damaging congressional attacks on the environment are expected to proliferate this summer as Congress rushes to adjourn before the November elections.

The groups expect that most anti-environmental riders will be added to "must pass" appropriations bills that Congress has to enact in order to avoid a government shutdown.

February 15, 2000 | Press Release

Lawsuit Filed over Deepening of Columbia River Channel

A coalition of environmental organizations today filed the first lawsuit aimed at the proposed deepening of the Columbia River shipping channel in order to protect endangered salmon.

January 27, 2000 | Press Release

Supreme Court Asked to Review Air Quality Standards Case

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, on behalf of the American Lung Association, today asked the U.S. Supreme Cout to review an appeals court decision issued last spring that found that Congress had violated the U.S. Constitution by delegating too much authority to the Environmental Protection Agency in its mandate to interpret and enforce the Clean Air Act. The cases were consolidated as (American Trucking Association v. U.S. EPA. The American Lung Association was an intervenor in the lower court cases.

The Environmental Protection Agency has petitioned for review as well.

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