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August 15, 2013 | Article

Troubled Waters for Atlantic Herring

Pity the lowly herring, an essential species getting little love these days from the government agencies that are supposed to protect them.

March 22, 2013 | Article

Arctic Whales, Shell Execs & Spider Legs

This comes on the heels of a report from the Department of Interior, which summarized a 60-day investigation into Shell’s 2012 Arctic Ocean drilling season and was highly critical of the oil giant’s operations.

At a press conference announcing the findings, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar declared that Shell had “screwed up,” and the report concluded:

November 28, 2012 | Article

Resident Orcas Attacked By Anti-Environment Group

A far right anti-environmental group based in Sacramento, California is trying to get federal Endangered Species Act protections removed from a small extended west coast family group of killer whales.

June 22, 2012 | Article

Victories For East Coast Forage Fish

A special thank you goes out to the thousands of Earthjustice supporters who took action over the last few months by writing to the fishery management councils. Your voices made a huge difference.

April 9, 2012 | Article

Little Fish Are a Big Deal

Over the last 100 years the industrial fishing fleet has become very good at strip-mining the ocean of forage fish

January 27, 2012 | Article

Groups Demand That Navy Change Sonar Testing

Environmental groups and some Indian tribes, represented by Earthjustice, have to get the U.S. Navy to change the way it trains off the West Coast to avoid harming whales, dolphins and porpoises.

November 17, 2011 | Article

Stormy Waters: Earthjustice’s Steve Roady on Oceans

This is the first in a series of Q and As on Earthjustice’s oceans work, which works to prevent habitat loss and overfishing, as well as reduce the impacts of climate change on the ocean.

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