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August 5, 1999 | Press Release

Conservationists Sue to Protect Tongass Roadless Areas

Conservation groups sued the U.S. Forest Service because, in developing the new plan for Alaska's Tongass National Forest, the agency failed to consider permanent wilderness area protection for any portion of the millions of acres of undeveloped wild lands on the Tongass.

July 20, 1999 | Press Release

Victory for Endangered Hawaiian Plants

The Hawai`i District Court ordered the Secretary of the Interior and Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service to finalize a proposed rule to list ten Hawaiian plant taxa as endangered under the Endangered Species Act by August 31, 1999.

July 9, 1999 | Press Release

Judge Rules for North Pacific Ecosystem

In a landmark decision, a federal court found that National Marine Fisheries Service's management of the giant North Pacific fisheries is illegal.

June 29, 1999 | Press Release

Religious Leaders Urge Protection of National Forests' Roadless Areas

Copy of letter and signatories below:

"Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy before the Lord." (Psalm 96:10-13)

The President and Vice President of the United States
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear President Clinton and Vice President Gore:

April 20, 1999 | Press Release

Citizens Sue to Save Endangered Hawaiian Plants

Conservation Council for Hawai`i, represented by Earthjustice, filed suit against the Secretary of the Interior and Director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, to list ten Hawaiian plants as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

April 1, 1999 | Press Release

Sea Turtle Protection Lawsuit Settles in Florida

Florida environmentalists claimed a major victory when Indian River County and other parties signed a settlement in which the County agreed to develop a habitat conservation plan to protect endangered and threatened sea turtles.