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July 29, 2015 | Feature

Saving the Forest for the Trees

Alaska's Tongass National Forest is home to centuries-old trees and rivers flowing among thousands of islands. It is also the last forest where the fight continues to keep timber sales out of roadless areas.

July 17, 2018 | Legal Document

Memorandum in support of motion to intervene

The Fort Belknap Indian Community, Ksanka Kupaqa Xaʾⱡȼin (Ksanka Crazy Dog Society), Earthworks, Montana Environmental Information Center, Clark Fork Coalition, Rock Creek Alliance, Save Our Cabinets, and Montana Conservation Voters (collectively “Proposed Intervenors”), hereby seek leave to intervene in this case as Defendants and as Third-Party/Counterclaim Plaintiffs aligned with Defendant and Third-Party/Counterclaim Plaintiff Montana Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and Defendant DEQ Director Tom Livers. As provided by Montana Rule of Civil Procedure 24 and the Metal Mine Reclamation Act (“MMRA”), MCA § 82-4-354(3)(b), Proposed Intervenors seek to participate as parties to DEQ’s enforcement action against Phillips S. Baker, Jr., under the MMRA’s “bad actor” provision, MCA § 82-4-360, and to defend DEQ’s authority to enforce the same.

July 2, 2018 | Feature

Monumental Discoveries

Scientists are unearthing amazing dinosaurs in a national monument targeted by Trump.

July 2, 2018 | Legal Document

Travel Plan for the Bitterroot National Forest Decision

This declaratory judgment action seeks injunctive relief from the Bitterroot Travel Plan. The Bitterroot Forest lies in the Forest Service's Northern Region, or "Region l," and includes about 1.6 million acres located in west central Montana and a small portion of east central Idaho. Within the forest's boundaries are the Sapphire and Bluejoint Wilderness Study Areas and the Selway-Bitterroot and Bluejoint Recommended Wilderness Areas. Popular recreation activities in the Bitterroot include boating, fishing, hunting, gathering forest products, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, riding wheeled off highway vehicles and snowmobiling.

June 28, 2018 | Legal Document

Amendment 1: Final Judgment Order

In the Circuit Court for the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Leon County, Florida. Case Numbers: 2015-CA-001423 and 20 l 5-CA-002682.

June 25, 2018 | Legal Document

Earthjustice FOIA national monuments record #2

Forwarded email dated July 05, 2017 from Senior Advisor of DOI Doug Domenech re: Subject line: "From American Samoa" attachment "03.07.17_ltr_to_potus_re_monuments.pdf"

June 25, 2018 | Legal Document

Earthjustice FOIA national monuments record #1

Email dated June 08, 2017 re: documents for the monument reviews - a draft economic report on Bears Ears, and a draft interim report on the overall review process.

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