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The Latest On: Oceans

March 13, 2019 | Legal Document

Complaint: Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration’s Vast Expansion of Gulf Oil, Gas Leasing

Offshore drilling across 78 million acres would ramp up risks to communities, wildlife. The lawsuit, filed by Earthjustice on behalf of Healthy Gulf (f.k.a. Gulf Restoration Network), the Sierra Club, and the Center for Biological Diversity, follows the Department of the Interior’s announcement that it will hold its next lease sale on March 20.

March 11, 2019 | Legal Document

Dusky Shark: Summary Judgment Ruling

The D.C. District Court rules against the Trump administration for violating federal law by failing to use all available scientific evidence to end the overfishing of dusky sharks in U.S. waters. The ruling, in response to an Oceana lawsuit filed by Earthjustice, requires the federal government to do more to end the rampant overfishing that has plagued dusky sharks.

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.

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