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The Latest On: Oceans

February 22, 2019 | Legal Document

Canadian NEB Reconsideration Report Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

A Reconsideration report issued in February 2019 by the Canadian National Energy Board recommends approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project, despite detailed input from First Nations and U.S. Coast Salish Tribes on the harms it would cause and threats it would pose to struggling orcas.

February 5, 2019 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Court Ruling Clears Hurdle Toward Lasting Protections For Puget Sound Shorelines

A federal judge rejects an effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its refusal to adequately protect shoreline areas in Puget Sound. The Court’s decision means the lawsuit, which charges that the agency has refused to assert its Clean Water Act jurisdiction over most shoreline armoring in Puget Sound, will go forward.

December 21, 2018 | Legal Document

FOIA Complaint: South Florida Dredging

Plaintiff Miami Waterkeeper, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting South Florida’s waters, brings this case to remedy violations of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. §552, by Defendant, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The violations arise out of the Corps’ continuing failure to respond to Waterkeeper’s FOIA request.