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December 8, 2017 | Blog Post

The Otters’ Advocate

The Endangered Species Act helped the sea otter make an incredible recovery, now Congress wants to gut the act.

December 7, 2017 | Letter

Joint Letter Opposing H.R. 200

Letter to Rep. Rob Bishop, Chairman of the Committee on Natural Resources, from Conservation Law Foundation, Earthjustice, Environmental Defense Fund, League of Conservation Voters, Natural Resources Defense Council, Oceana, Ocean Conservancy, The Nature Conservancy

November 29, 2017 | Video

Fighting for Sea Otters

The Endangered Species Act helped sea otters recover from the brink of extinction. Now anti-wildlife interests in Congress want to eviscerate this important law.

November 29, 2017 | Legal Document

North Atlantic Right Whales: Notice of Violations and Intent to File Suit under the Endangered Species Act

The Conservation Law Foundation (“CLF”) and co-counsel Earthjustice hereby give notice pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 1540(g) of our intent to sue the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Secretary of Commerce, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (collectively “NOAA Fisheries” or the “Agency”) for violations of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 1531 et seq., specified below. The alleged violations concern the effects of the American lobster fishery on the endangered North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) (“right whale”). We intend to file suit in United States District Court seeking appropriate declaratory relief, injunctive relief, and other relief no earlier than sixty days from the postmark date of this notice letter.

November 6, 2017 | In the News: KITV4

Navy Releases Training Plan

David Henkin, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: "We sued them in 2013, and got them to put in common sense changes that they agreed to. Now they are trying to be freed of those, to go back to business as usual. That day has passed."

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