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May 6, 2020 | In the News: Courthouse News

Ninth Circuit Sides With Pentagon in Case Pitting Okinawa Base & Dugongs

Sarah Burt, Attorney, International Program: “This particular case may be over but the plaintiffs’ advocacy in protecting their homes, culture, and way of life is not. They are continuing to work in Japan to protect their communities from the militarization that’s taking place in Okinawa and that work will continue.”

April 29, 2020 | Legal Document

Bluefin Tuna Lawsuit

Plaintiffs Healthy Gulf and Turtle Island Restoration Network bring this case to remedy violations of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act by the National Marine Fisheries Service, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Department of Commerce.

April 23, 2020 | Explainer

The Clean Water Case of the Century

The Supreme Court ruled to keep the Clean Water Act intact, dealing a major loss to the Trump administration and its pro-polluter agenda. The court's decision solidifies the Clean Water Act’s place as one of the nation’s most effective environmental laws.

April 23, 2020 | Legal Document

U.S. Supreme Court Decision in County of Maui vs. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund

The U.S. Supreme Court rules to keep the Clean Water Act intact, dealing a major loss to the Trump administration and its pro-polluter agenda. The opinion was written by Justice Breyer with a vote of 6-3; with Chief Justice Roberts joining the opinion, along with Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Kagan, and Kavanaugh.

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