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March 17, 2016 | Feature

Wolves Need A Good Lawyer

The incredible comeback of the gray wolf in the Northern Rockies signaled the resolve of a society strong enough to embrace a world ensured not just for us, but for all species. Today, the future of wolves remains under threat. Earthjustice enforces the rule of law to preserve our irreplaceable wildlife and wild places. And we hold accountable those who harm them.

February 8, 2018 | Legal Document

North Atlantic Right Whales: Complaint

In this action for declaratory and injunctive relief, Conservation Law Foundation (“CLF” or “Plaintiff”) challenges the Secretary of Commerce and the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (collectively, “NMFS” or “Defendants”) ongoing authorization and management of the American lobster fishery and their failure to prevent jeopardy and unlawful takes of endangered North Atlantic right whales (“right whales”) in violation of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”), Marine Mammal Protection Act (“MMPA”), and Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”). See 16 U.S.C. §§ 1531-1544; 16 U.S.C. §§ 1361-1389; 5 U.S.C. §§ 701-706.

January 25, 2018 | Blog Post

Trump puede redoblar su ofensiva en el 2018. Nosotros también.

Con más abogados industriales y lobbies dirigiendo agencias federales habrá más ataques contra las protecciones ambientales. Pero no estaremos solo a la defensiva, iremos a cualquier lugar donde se pueda avanzar, sin descartar ningún estado y de manera internacional.

January 22, 2018 | Blog Post

In 2018, Trump May Double Down, But So Will We

With more top positions at federal agencies filled by industry lawyers and lobbyists, we expect more virulent attacks on environmental protections. But we won’t solely be on the defensive: We are expanding anywhere we can make progress, including in some unlikely states and internationally.

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