A coalition of environmental groups, commercial and sport fishermen filed suit today in California Superior Court to force the State Water Resources Control Board to implement protective measures for chinook salmon required under federal and state law. Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund is asking the State Water Resources Control Board to rewrite a March 15, 2000, decision allocating water rights along the San Joaquin River.
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Earthjustice Legal Defense intervened today against Boise Cascade's lawsuit challenging the U.S. Forest Service's roadless area protection initiative. The action was taken on behalf of American Lands Alliance, Idaho Conservation League, Oregon Natural Resources Council, Pacific Rivers Council, Sierra Club and The Wilderness Society.
The Sierra Club and Asia Pacific Environmental Exchange today threatened a lawsuit over the off-loading of a shipment of toxic waste used by U.S. military bases in Japan. The off-loading violates U.S. law and could give rise to over $750,000 in penalties.
Florida conservationists claimed a major victory today when a Leon County Circuit Court Judge ruled that the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC), which was created by voters in a constitutional revision in November 1998, has constitutional authority over endangered and threatened marine species.
Greenpeace Foundation, Center for Biological Diversity, and Turtle Island Restoration Network, plaintiffs in a federal court lawsuit filed in January seeking to protect the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal from the impacts of commercial fishing in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, have gone into court asking Judge Samuel P. King to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the commercial lobster fishery from opening this year.