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May 4, 2009 | Article

The Old and the New, Wildlife-Wise

Grist, the most valuable daily green news and comment ezine, published a very interesting piece May 4, talking about "old" environmentalism and "new" environmentalism as exemplified by campaigns to protect wolves (that's the old part) and polar bears (new).

Both efforts have news hooks just now, and one, at least, does not display the Obama administration, particularly Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in a good light.

March 12, 2009 | Article

Lawsuit Imminent to Save Wolves

Earthjustice is preparing to sue the Obama administration over its stunning decision to withdraw protections from northern gray wolves.

Any day now, a notice of intent to sue will be filed, giving  Interior Sec. Ken Salazar just 60 days to rescind his wolf edict or face court action.

Salazar last week said he will strip the wolf of Endangered Species Act protections, in the process endorsing one of the most infamous Bush-era actions. As a result, gray wolves could be targeted by hunters in at least two states.

March 3, 2009 | Article

ESA Bush Rule Frozen by Obama

The Obama administration signalled today that it is rescinding a last-minute rule change by the Bush administration that eliminated a requirement that executive agencies (the Forest Service, for example) must consult with scientific experts in the Fish and Wildlife Service or NOAA when a project may affect protected species. When Bush instituted the change last December, Earthjustice immediately challenged the rule change in federal court.

December 18, 2008 | Article

Stopping the Exit Wounds

Maybe it's a good thing that Bush has kept Earthjustice so busy these last eight years, fending off unrelenting assaults on the environment. The experience is proving invaluable as we face, in these final weeks of the administration, a frantic effort to roll back some of the nation's most significant protections. We also are encountering a barrage of last-minute attempts to convert America's wild, public treasures into private, commercial commodities.

December 28, 2007 | Case

Protecting the Red Legged Frog's Critical Habitat

Earthjustice successfully challenged a U.S. Fish and Wildlife decision to issue a rule that greatly diminished the critical habitat of the endangered California red legged frog.

March 2, 2006 | Case

Protecting Elk from Harmful Diseases

The state of Wyoming feeds elk during the winter months in crowded feeding stations that spread disease; Earthjustice continues to challenge the practice.

November 22, 2005 | Case

Colorado River Cutthroat Trout

Earthjustice filed a lawsuit asking the Federal District Court to compel the US Fish and Wildlife Service to consider protection for the imperiled westslope cutthroat trout.

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