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July 26, 2018 | Video

Defending the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness

The Cabinet Mountain Wilderness — a 35-mile wide stretch of remote and pristine land that provides refuge to a precariously small population of threatened grizzly bears and supplies some of the purest water in the nation — is facing permanent harm by two proposed mines.

July 17, 2018 | Legal Document

Memorandum in support of motion to intervene

The Fort Belknap Indian Community, Ksanka Kupaqa Xaʾⱡȼin (Ksanka Crazy Dog Society), Earthworks, Montana Environmental Information Center, Clark Fork Coalition, Rock Creek Alliance, Save Our Cabinets, and Montana Conservation Voters (collectively “Proposed Intervenors”), hereby seek leave to intervene in this case as Defendants and as Third-Party/Counterclaim Plaintiffs aligned with Defendant and Third-Party/Counterclaim Plaintiff Montana Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and Defendant DEQ Director Tom Livers. As provided by Montana Rule of Civil Procedure 24 and the Metal Mine Reclamation Act (“MMRA”), MCA § 82-4-354(3)(b), Proposed Intervenors seek to participate as parties to DEQ’s enforcement action against Phillips S. Baker, Jr., under the MMRA’s “bad actor” provision, MCA § 82-4-360, and to defend DEQ’s authority to enforce the same.

July 2, 2018 | Legal Document

Travel Plan for the Bitterroot National Forest Decision

This declaratory judgment action seeks injunctive relief from the Bitterroot Travel Plan. The Bitterroot Forest lies in the Forest Service's Northern Region, or "Region l," and includes about 1.6 million acres located in west central Montana and a small portion of east central Idaho. Within the forest's boundaries are the Sapphire and Bluejoint Wilderness Study Areas and the Selway-Bitterroot and Bluejoint Recommended Wilderness Areas. Popular recreation activities in the Bitterroot include boating, fishing, hunting, gathering forest products, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, riding wheeled off highway vehicles and snowmobiling.

June 28, 2018 | Legal Document

Amendment 1: Final Judgment Order

In the Circuit Court for the Second Judicial Circuit in and for Leon County, Florida. Case Numbers: 2015-CA-001423 and 20 l 5-CA-002682.

June 25, 2018 | Legal Document

Earthjustice FOIA national monuments record #2

Forwarded email dated July 05, 2017 from Senior Advisor of DOI Doug Domenech re: Subject line: "From American Samoa" attachment "03.07.17_ltr_to_potus_re_monuments.pdf"