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April 14, 2021 | Legal Document

Yazoo Pumps Complaint Against Corps

A coalition of conservation organizations represented by Earthjustice filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ rushed approval of a massive drainage project in Mississippi’s South Delta, commonly known as the Yazoo Pumps, in the closing days of the Trump administration.

April 14, 2021 | Case

Preventing Imperiled Sea Turtles from Drowning in Fishing Nets

This lawsuit challenges a Trump administration rule on key protective gear called turtle excluder devices (TEDs) on shrimp boats. Turtle excluder devices have been required — and successfully used — on many fishing vessels for decades to help sea turtles escape when they get swept into shrimp trawler nets.

April 14, 2021 | Case

Yazoo Backwater Pumps: Upholding Law, Science & Public Participation

The Yazoo Pumps would drain tens of thousands of acres of ecologically rich wetlands that support over 450 species of fish and wildlife, including several federally endangered species, such as the pondberry. They would increase flood risk for downstream communities while failing to provide the promised level of relief to communities in the Yazoo Backwater Area.

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