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Navy to limit some training that harms whales, dolphins in Pacific

...mid-frequency active sonar and explosives in specified areas around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California, Earthjustice attorney David Henkin said.Sonar at a great distance can disrupt feeding and communication of marine mammals, and it...
Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...projects are underway or planned at this time, said Earthjustice attorney Eric Jorgensen."This is mostly about ensuring...for all those who rely on its roadless areas," Earthjustice attorney Tom Waldo said in a statement. "The remaining...
Shell gets OK for Arctic drilling

...leases and greater potential impacts.Federal courts have twice ordered the environmental analysis to be revised.Earthjustice attorney Erik Grafe, the lead attorney in the lawsuit, said Tuesday the environmental analysis remains flawed. The Interior...
State | AK legislature
Alaska village pulls out of lawsuit that stalled drilling

...exploratory drilling in the Chukchi Sea," said Jack Schaefer, the Native village president, in a letter to Earthjustice attorney Erik Grafe, who has represented the village and other plaintiffs. Grafe said by email Wednesday he could not...
Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

...there could be more significant disturbances when walrus gather in an important feeding area, Hanna Shoal, said Earthjustice attorney Erik Grafe, but promised to review the potential for harm in a forum that does not allow public comment. That's...
Feds finish draft of Arctic drilling document

...Environmental groups, however, have asserted that the new document raises additional concerns over Arctic drilling.Earthjustice Attorney Eric Grafe said the new document shows a greater risk - 75 percent, compared to 40 percent in the prior document...
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...has the chance to do right by the Arctic and the planet by keeping oil drilling out of the Chukchi Sea," said Earthjustice attorney Eric Grafe, who represented the groups, in a prepared statement. "It makes no sense to open up the fragile...
State | AK legislature
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale per log cut on the Tongass, and are working to keep forestry dollars in our communities," Marvin said.Earthjustice attorney Tom Waldo said in a news release that large projects like Big Thorne "compromises the environmental and economic...
Court agrees to review Roadless Rule

...Department of Agriculture had legitimate grounds in 2003 to temporarily exempt the Tongass from the Roadless Rule.Earthjustice attorney Tom Waldo said by phone from Juneau that the decision was great news for residents of southeast Alaska."This...
More suits filed against jet boats in Chilkat River

...being handled by Juneau's Earthjustice environmental law office and may be combined later into one case, said Earthjustice attorney Kate Glover. The first case, assigned to Juneau Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins, was filed on behalf...


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