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The Latest On: Biodiversity

April 14, 2021 | Legal Document

Yazoo Pumps Complaint Against Corps

A coalition of conservation organizations represented by Earthjustice filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ rushed approval of a massive drainage project in Mississippi’s South Delta, commonly known as the Yazoo Pumps, in the closing days of the Trump administration.

April 14, 2021 | Case

Challenging Approval of Streptomycin as a Pesticide on Citrus Crops

A coalition of public interest groups, including farmworker, health justice and conservation organizations, sued the Environmental Protection Agency for approving widespread spraying of streptomycin, a medically important antibiotic, on citrus trees to prevent or treat citrus greening disease or citrus canker.

April 14, 2021 | Case

Preventing Imperiled Sea Turtles from Drowning in Fishing Nets

This lawsuit challenges a Trump administration rule on key protective gear called turtle excluder devices (TEDs) on shrimp boats. Turtle excluder devices have been required — and successfully used — on many fishing vessels for decades to help sea turtles escape when they get swept into shrimp trawler nets.

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