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October 27, 1999 | Press Release

Conservation Groups Sue BLM to Control Off-Road Vehicle Abuse of Public Lands

A coalition of eight conservation groups filed suit today in federal court to force the Bureau of Land Management to begin controlling runaway abuse of public lands by off-road vehicles (ORVs). The suit seeks to force the BLM to comply with existing laws that require it to control damage by ORVs, and to close to motorized vehicles a number of areas that are proposed wilderness areas, pending development of a designated trail system.

October 20, 1999 | Press Release

Court Finds Longline Fishery Violating Environmental Law

A federal judge ruled that the National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Secretary of Commerce William Daley violated federal law by allowing the Hawai`i-based longline fishery to operate without first preparing an Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement.

September 30, 1999 | Press Release

Court Ruling Stops Timber Sales to Protect Endangered Fish

A federal court held that 24 timber sales cannot go forward until the federal government ensures that they will not harm salmon listed under the Endangered Species Act and that they will comply with the rules established in the President's Northwest Forest Plan.

September 27, 1999 | Press Release

Citizens and Army Settle Lawsuit

Malama Makua, represented by Earthjustice, and the US Army settled a lawsuit to compel the Army's compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act for training and related activities at Makua Military Reservation on O`ahu.

August 18, 1999 | Press Release

Russian Environmentalists Sue to Protect Far Eastern Seas

Ecojuris Institute, a Russian environmental law group, filed an action at the Supreme Court challenging the Russian government's arbitrary waiver of environmental law to allow Exxon to drill in the pristine marine ecology of the North Pacific and Sea of Okhotsk off the Russian Far East.

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.

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