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July 19, 2000 | Press Release

CONSERVATION GROUPS SUE TO PREVENT ABUSE OF ROADLESS POLICY BY SHOSHONE NATIONAL FOREST

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, on behalf of three conservation groups, filed suit today to prevent a timber sale in a roadless area on the Shoshone National Forest. The sale, according to the groups, is inconsistent with the Clinton administration's Wild Forest Initiative to protect roadless National Forest lands.

June 26, 2000 | Press Release

JUDGE ORDERS FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE TO PROTECT IMPERILED O`AHU FOREST BIRD'S CRITICAL HABITAT

In a ruling from the bench this morning, Judge Helen Gillmor of the federal district court in Honolulu ordered the Secretary of the Interior and the Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service ("Service") to designate critical habitat for the O`ahu `elepaio (a native forest bird) by October 31, 2001, rejecting the federal defendants' request to delay designation until October 2004.

June 20, 2000 | Press Release

New Federal Salmon Plan Paves Way for Extinction

A coalition of environmental and fishing groups signaled their intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service for failing to protect salmon and steelhead from harmful logging and urban development in the Pacific Northwest.

June 8, 2000 | Press Release

CONSERVATIONISTS ASK FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE TO PROTECT CABINET-YAAK GRIZZLIES

Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, on behalf of six conservation groups, has asked the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to issue emergency regulations protecting grizzly bears in the Cabinet Mountains and around the Yaak River in northern Idaho and Montana. In a petition sent to FWS today, the groups request additional legal protection for bears in the Cabinet-Yaak, including reclassification of the population from its current status as "threatened" to "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act, and suspension of permits allowing for the destruction of the bears' habitat.

June 8, 2000 | Press Release

VICTORY FOR IMPERILED HAWAIIAN INVERTEBRATES

On June 2, 2000, Judge Susan Oki Mollway of Hawai'i's federal district court ordered Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service ("Service") Jamie Clark to designate "critical habitat" for four rare invertebrate species found only in Hawai'i.

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