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August 11, 2017 | In the News: Honolulu Civil Beat

How Wespac Is Twisting Words To Allow More Fishing

David Henkin, Attorney, Earthjustice: “Wespac’s efforts to twist the English language to further its agenda to over-exploit our ocean resources recalls Humpty Dumpty’s abuse of language in ‘Through the Looking Glass’ ... Any definition of ‘cultural fishing’ that includes within its ambit commercial longlining would be in blatant conflict with the court’s ruling ... Any attempt to define ‘non-commercial fishing’ to include the sale of fish is clearly ludicrous.”

July 12, 2017 | Letter

Letter to DOJ & Opposing Counsel Regarding Sec. Zinke's Visit to Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

From Earthjustice and Western Environmental Law Center. "It is disturbing that the Secretary has planned several meetings with parties opposed to the Monument’s expansion and who have engaged in litigation challenging the expansion, without public notice to organizations and entities that support the Monument, including Senator Wyden, Senator Merkley, and Governor Brown."

July 11, 2017 | Video

Trading Fossils For Fossil Fuels

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument may hold the key to the disappearance of the dinosaurs. But Trump wants to trade these fossils for fossil fuel.

July 7, 2017 | Letter

Letter to Secretary Zinke and Secretary Ross

From academic scientists specializing in marine and environmental sciences, in support of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.

July 7, 2017 | Letter

Letter to Secretary Zinke and Secretary Ross

From Peter J. Auster, PhD., Senior Research Scientist, Mystic Aquarium, and Scott D. Kraus, PhD., Vice President, Senior Science Advisor, Cabot Anderson Center for Ocean Life, New England Aquarium. Regarding information focused on the designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument under the Antiquities Act of 1906.

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