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The Ocean Ecosystem

The Latest On: The Ocean Ecosystem

October 7, 2010 | Case

Protecting And Rebuilding River Herring And Shad

Earthjustice is protecting river herring and shad—foundations of the oceanic food chain—from industrial overfishing operations that are causing massive population crashes with no repercussion from federal oversight agencies.

September 1, 2010 | Feature

Port Clyde: A Way of Life Revived

Fishermen in Port Clyde, Maine, are modeling a standard that allows them to continue their fishing tradition, while also allowing the fish stocks to rebound.

August 26, 2010 | Case

Challenging Alaska’s Cruise Ship Pollution

Alaska’s coastal waterways have been tainted by discharges of polluted water from cruise ships. Earthjustice sued and the state, after extended litigation, agreed to reconsider and strengthen its standards.

July 14, 2010 | Feature

Preventing More BP-Type Oil Disasters

If ever the Earth needed a good lawyer, now is the time, as more than 200 million of gallons of oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon polluted the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Explore in-depth coverage of the spill as it happened, as well as Earthjustice litigation related to oil spills and chemical oil dispersants.

June 3, 2010 | Case

Challenging Offshore Oil Drilling In The Gulf Of Mexico

The federal government is illegally doling out deepwater drilling permits to big oil companies without requiring them to submit plans that detail how they would respond to a major spill. Earthjustice is fighting this negligent practice in federal court.