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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...
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...
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...
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Judge rejects Alaska's challenge to roadless rule in Tongass

...concludes that plaintiffs' complaints must be dismissed as untimely," he wrote in an eight-page decision.Earthjustice attorney Tom Waldo, who represented the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and others who intervened in the case...
Let's try this again

...logging roads and timber harvest in roadless areas of national forests, such as the Tongass National Forest.Earthjustice attorney Tom Waldo, who represented the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and others interested in enforcing the Roadless...
EPA fines Shell $1.1M for Arctic air violations

...Shell exceed its overall allowable annual emissions for the operating season," he said.Colin O'Brien, an Earthjustice attorney in Anchorage who unsuccessfully tried to keep Shell from obtaining Clear Air Act permits, said the fines are...
Critics say fines show Shell not ready for Arctic

...Arctic drilling, companies like Shell will continue to foul the Arctic air and water."Colin O'Brien, an Earthjustice attorney who sued EPA over Shell air permits, said Shell violated limits in its original permit and a more lenient temporary...
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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