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Oceans: Building Resilient Ecosystems

The Latest On: Oceans: Building Resilient Ecosystems

April 15, 2015 | Article

Whales Blow Hole in Sonar Plan

A judge tells the Navy that it doesn’t need access to every square inch of the ocean to conduct training exercises. There is a better way to protect both our country and our wildlife.

March 16, 2015 | Article

Captive Orca Swims Closer to Freedom

The federal government will finally put a captive orca named Lolita on the endangered species list, a move that may open doors to her eventual return home to the Puget Sound in Washington state.

February 24, 2015 | Article

Pushing Our Oceans to the Precipice of Extinction

A new study published last month in Science finds that damage caused to marine ecosystems from overharvesting, oil drilling and climate change is a major threat to ocean vitality.

February 21, 2015 | Feature

Because Oceans Need Good Lawyers Too

Our oceans are in crisis. Overfishing, pollution, and habitat fragmentation are wearing down the health of ocean ecosystems. In a teleconference, attorneys Steve Mashuda and David Henkin discuss how Earthjustice is fighting to protect and build the resilience of our ocean ecosystems.

February 9, 2015 | Legal Document

Legal Document: Groups Go To Court to Protect Blueback Herring from Extinction

Earthjustice, NRDC and a coalition of fishing and watershed protection groups filed a complaint today in federal court seeking to reverse a decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service not to list the blueback herring as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

January 26, 2015 | Legal Document

Maui Wastewater Decision 1-23-15

Second decision finding that Maui County is illegally discharging wastewater from a water treatment facility