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Wild Lands

The Latest On: Wild Lands

June 18, 2004 | Case

Protecting Utah’s Wild Lands

Earthjustice beat back an attempt by the Bush Bureau of Land Management and the state of Utah to open permanently open vast tracts of wilderness-quality lands in Utah to development and to strip the government of its ability to protect these pristine areas.

June 17, 2003 | Case

Protecting California’s Sierra Nevada from Logging

Earthjustice challenged the revised Sierra Framework, which would triple the volume of logging on the eleven national forests in California's Sierra Nevada, while eviscerating species protections contained in the original plan.

September 23, 2002 | Press Release

Settlement Protects National Monument

BLM and conservation groups reach settlement on seismic survey of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.

May 12, 2002 | Feature

The Forest and the Trees

Starting after World War II, and accelerating rapidly with the administration of Ronald Reagan, the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest were being felled at a rate that would seem to make them disappear altogether within decades. Litigation to save the northern spotted owl from extinction slowed the rate of logging dramatically in the nick of time.

August 19, 1996 | Feature

Gold in Them Thar Hills

It looked as if nothing could stop a Canadian mining company from reopening an abandoned gold mine adjacent to Yellowstone National Park, threatening three major watersheds with acid-laced pollution. But Earthjustice had a better idea. Staff attorney Doug Honnold explains.

May 17, 1986 | Feature

Postal Arrogance

In the mid-1980s, the Army gave the Postal Service permission to build a large new postoffice on land that was about to become a national park. Buck Parker, executive director of Earthjustice, explains what happened next.

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