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The Latest On: Endangered Species Act

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.

October 22, 2018 | Feature

Insider Briefing: Meet Abigail Dillen

New President Abigail Dillen discusses her vision for Earthjustice’s future as the organization battles the assault on environmental safeguards and pushes for a rapid shift to 100% clean energy.

September 25, 2018 | Legal Document

Letter to Congress Opposing Expanded Wildlife Extinction Package

The House Natural Resources Committee meets this week for a legislative hearing on nine bills. This package of legislation would dramatically weaken the Endangered Species Act and should be labeled the “Expanded Wildlife Extinction Package.” These bills would undermine the role of science in the listing process, transfer undue authority to state officials, make it more difficult for species to gain federal protections (and easier to lose them), and undercut citizens’ vital role in helping to enforce the law. On behalf of our millions of members and activists nationwide, the signees urge you to oppose the “Expanded Wildlife Extinction Package.”

September 21, 2018 | Legal Document

Order Pacific Fisher

In this action for declaratory and injunctive relief under the Endangered Species Act, plaintiffs seek protection for the Pacific fisher. All parties have moved for summary judgment. For the reasons stated, plaintiffs’ motion is granted in part and defendants’ motions are denied.

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