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The Latest On: Wild Lands

February 12, 2010 | Case

Tongass Roadless Exemption

Tongass roadless areas are needed to maintain healthy populations of many wildlife species. It is vital for the region's tourism industry, as well as commercial fishing, subsistence, and recreation.

September 28, 2009 | Case

Restoring Makua Valley

In October 2001, Earthjustice reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Army that requires the Army to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for its proposed resumption of live-fire training at Makua Military Reservation (MMR) on Oahu, a culturally and ecologically important area, with scores of Hawaiian cultural sites and nearly fifty endangered plants and animals threatened by training.

July 31, 2009 | Case

Saving the Missouri Breaks National Monument

Earthjustice litigation forced the Bureau of Land Management to inventory the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument for historic and cultural artifacts that were at risk of damage from motorized vehicles.

April 13, 2009 | Case

Challenging Smoky Canyon Mine Expansion Permit

Earthjustice challenged a permit to expand a phosphate mine into roadless areas in a national forest in Idaho, a challenge that was ultimately turned away in a two-to-one appeals court ruling.

January 26, 2009 | Case

Stopping the Subsidization of Oil Shale in the American West

Oil shale technology isn’t ready for commercial scale operations, but the Bush administration opened up two million acres of public land for industry anyway. Earthjustice sued and succeeded in securing a smarter plan for oil shale from the government