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    April 5
    In response to a lawsuit filed by Earthrise on behalf of the California Chaparral Institute and Los Padres ForestWatch, the U.S. Forest Service has withdrawn a harmful fuel break project that would have damaged fragile habitat and threatened rare species in Los Padres National Forest along California’s Central Coast.  On Monday, the conservation groups agreed to drop their pending legal action against the project, which they filed last December in U.S. District Court.
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    January 19
    Earthrise Law Center filed an objection to the USFS regarding their finding of No Significant Impact for the Navy’s Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range above Olympic National Park.
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    December 7
    On behalf of two California conservation organizations, Los Padres ForestWatch and the California Chaparral Institute, Earthrise filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Tuesday to protect rare and sensitive species that live in the path of a massive, remote fuel break recently approved in the Los Padres National Forest.
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    October 27

    After obtaining a preliminary injunction to halt logging in the Ochoco National Forest that was scheduled to begin on October 17th, Earthrise is pleased to announce the Forest Service has withdrawn it decision authorizing the logging of hundreds of large and old growth Douglas-fir and Grand fir in the Walton Lake area of the Ochoco. This area is one of the most popular recreation sites in the Ochoco as well as a location of magnificent old growth and significant wildlife habitat. 

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    October 8
    Earthrise attorney Tom Buchele and his co-counsel Earthrise alum Jesse Buss successfully argued a motion for a preliminary injunction in the Federal District Court in Portland on behalf of our longtime client League of Wilderness Defenders/Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project. The motion was necessary to prevent the Forest Service from logging hundreds of large Douglas and Grand fir, including quite a few enormous old growth fir trees, near Walton Lake in the Ochoco National Forest.
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    August 17

    On Monday Earthrise attorney Tom Buchele filed a lawsuit to challenge proposed heavy logging at Walton Lake, a popular area in eastern Oregon.

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    March 17
    After a long and complex litigation fight, the USFS finally cancelled this illegal timber sale in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
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    March 17
    Earthrise Defends Public Participation in Federal Court
    Attorney Dan Rohlf successfully stops SLAPP Suit involving a Mt. Hood CPO
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    December 31
    Pileated Woodpeckers and Grand Fir in Eagle Creek Celebrate
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    May 29

    On May 29th, Federal District Court Magistrate Judge Clarke issued an opinion, finding that, as a matter of law, a Jackson County Ordinance that prohibits the growing of genetically modified (“GE”) crops in that County was legal under Oregon law.

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    August 22
    Big Public Lands Wins and Farewell to Aubrey Baldwin
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    July 7
    Earthrise wins mining case against USFS, representing Gifford Pinchot Task Force to stop a proposed mine near Mount St. Helens
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    September 7
    9/7/12 - On Wednesday, PEAC filed a complaint on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club, and the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council demanding the US Forest Service use its authority to protect wildlife and humans from the dangers of lead ammunition in the Kaibab National Forest in northern Arizona.
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    July 5
    7/5/12 - A federal judge ruled in favor of PEAC and its client League of Wilderness Defenders/Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, halting the spraying of herbicides in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
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    June 29
    7/2/2012 - On June 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to grant review of a Ninth Circuit decision regarding the Clean Water Act.
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    May 31
    Read up on the latest at PEAC, including the Oregon temperature water quality standards victory, clinical experiences of PEAC students, and collaboration with India.
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    April 19
    The Mountaineers Foundation has awarded PEAC a $4,000 grant for its Oregon Waters and Oregon Lands projects.
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    February 28
    PEAC student Kathryn Walter presented a report to the Oregon Invasive Species Council. The report offered recommendations aimed at preventing the spread of invasive species.
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    February 20
    PEAC attorney Tom Buchele helped his clients win a landmark injunction preventing logging and drilling in the Shawnee National Forest in Illinois in 1996. Last week he returned to argue for keeping the injunction in place until the US Forest Service provides an adequate management plan.
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    January 25
    PEAC attorney Dan Rohlf is defending the Mt. Hood Corridor community planning organization (CPO) against a federal lawsuit filed by a developer that could stifle public participation in local land use decisions.
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    January 9
    Protection of endangered California condors has been featured in recent articles in Scientific American, Washington Post, and the Arizona Daily Sun.
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    December 13
    PEAC sent a 60-day notice letter to the Remington Arms Company regarding toxic discharge into the Bayou Meto River in Arkansas.
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    July 1
    In July of 2011, PEAC filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Gifford Pinchot Task Force challenging a decision by the United States Forest Service to allow exploratory drilling for mineral deposits in an area along the Green River and adjacent to the Mount St. Helens National Monument.
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    December 20
    PEAC submitted an administrative appeal challenging the BLM’s decision to expand the use of herbicides in Oregon.
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    November 2
    PEAC filed a lawsuit challenging the expansion of herbicide use in Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
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    September 2
    PEAC wins a preliminary injunction against the USDA, stopping waste-hauling companies from importing garbage from Hawaii through the Columbia Gorge.
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    February 12
    2/12/14 - A press release issued today reports on a letter sent on behalf of Earthrise’s clients, charging the Arkansas DEQ with monitoring water for hog waste contamination in the wrong fields.
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    October 30
    10/30/13 - Federal laws are for the birds…and the national rivers! Read about our work protecting national treasures in our latest newsletter.
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    September 13
    9/13/13 - KATV (Little Rock) reports on a fundraiser for the lawsuit brought by environmental groups against a hog farm near the Buffalo National River in Arkansas. Earthrise is of counsel on the suit.
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    August 23
    8/23/13 - Read the summer edition of our newsletter, Rising Issues, featuring our latest achievements, our summer externs, staff transitions at Earthrise, and more!

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