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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.

March 31, 1999 | Press Release

Gill Nets Prohibited in Florida Waters

Florida environmentalists claimed a major victory when the First District Court of Appeal upheld a rule proposed by the Marine Fisheries Commission ensuring that illegal gill nets cannot be used in Florida waters.

March 26, 1999 | Press Release

Florida Offshore Oil Drilling Permits Denied

Florida environmentalists defeated Coastal Petroleum Company's efforts to obtain twelve offshore drilling permits ranging from Naples to St. George Island.

March 23, 1999 | Press Release

Canadian Government Criticized for Failure to Protect Endangered Species

American conservation groups Defenders of Wildlife and Northwest Ecosystem Alliance petitioned the US Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Commerce to certify Canada under US trade law for that country's lack of any federal Endangered Species Act legislation.