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May 18, 2020 | In the News: Courthouse News Service

Judge Advances States’ Fight Against Rule Changes to Weaken Endangered Species Act

Kristen Boyles, Attorney, Northwest Office: “In granting the motion to dismiss, he gave us 21 days to file an amended complaint that addresses facts he felt were presented to the court in the wrong form (as declarations in opposition to the motion to dismiss, as opposed to part of the complaint). We’ll be turning to filing an amended complaint this week, and we welcome the court making sure all legal technicalities are met in such an important case.”

May 6, 2020 | In the News: Courthouse News

Ninth Circuit Sides With Pentagon in Case Pitting Okinawa Base & Dugongs

Sarah Burt, Attorney, International Program: “This particular case may be over but the plaintiffs’ advocacy in protecting their homes, culture, and way of life is not. They are continuing to work in Japan to protect their communities from the militarization that’s taking place in Okinawa and that work will continue.”

April 15, 2020 | Article

50 Years On, Earth Day’s Legal Legacy Looms Large

As Earth Day reaches a milestone anniversary, we're more committed than ever to building on the progress of the past while moving forward toward a healthy, sustainable future for all.

April 15, 2020 | Legal Document

Notice of Violations of the Endangered Species Act with Respect to the Decision that Listing the California Spotted Owl

We are writing on behalf of Sierra Forest Legacy, a project of the Tides Center; Center for Biological Diversity; and Defenders of Wildlife to notify you of violations of Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”), 16 U.S.C. § 1533, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”) in determining that listing the California spotted owl under the ESA is not warranted. See 84 Fed. Reg. 60371 (Nov. 8, 2019). This letter is provided pursuant to the sixty-day notice requirement of the citizen suit provision of the ESA, 16 U.S.C. § 1540(g).