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May 1, 2008 | Blog Post

Wayne Newton, Uranium Mining, and the Grand Canyon

In the late 1980s, the country celebrated the 200th anniversary of our most important legal text: the U.S. Constitution.

To do so, a commission was established, headed by respected former Chief Justice Warren Burger. And to lead a celebration in Washington, D.C., an equally distinguished American was chosen: Wayne Newton.

Wayne Newton!!?? The original Las Vegas lounge lizard? What were they thinking?

Us young, hip kids (at least we thought then we were then) imagined the following conversation leading to this decision.

January 15, 2008 | Blog Post

Good Riddance to Dam Lovin' Doolittle

Another domino has toppled from the ranks of the most virulently anti-environment members of Congress. The election of 2006 took out Richard Pombo, then chairman of the House Resources Committee. Last week came the news that his comrade-in-chainsaws, Rep. John Doolittle, will retire at the end of this congress. Mr. Doolittle, who represents northeastern California, is being investigated for ties to Jack Abramoff and has chosen not to seek reelection under heavy pressure from fellow Republicans, who feared losing the seat to a Democrat.

April 25, 2005 | Case

Defending the Appeals Reform Act

Earthjustice successfully fought a Bush administration regulation that sought to eliminate the right of ordinary Americans to participate in the management of their national forests.

January 1, 2005 | Case

Protecting Viable Wildlife Populations

Earthjustice successfully challenged the Bush administration’s efforts to gut a law that requires the Forest Service to maintain viable populations of wildlife species in national forests.

June 17, 2003 | Case

Protecting California’s Sierra Nevada from Logging

Earthjustice challenged the revised Sierra Framework, which would triple the volume of logging on the eleven national forests in California's Sierra Nevada, while eviscerating species protections contained in the original plan.

May 12, 2002 | Feature

The Forest and the Trees

Starting after World War II, and accelerating rapidly with the administration of Ronald Reagan, the ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest were being felled at a rate that would seem to make them disappear altogether within decades. Litigation to save the northern spotted owl from extinction slowed the rate of logging dramatically in the nick of time.

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