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    Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species From Trump Administration’s Rollback of Clean Water Protections

    February 14th, 2018

    Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent today to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to consider harm to endangered species when adopting a rule that delays the effective date for the 2015 Clean Water Rule. That rule redefined which waterways are protected under the federal Clean Water Act.

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    Three West Marin Organizations Fight Offshore Drilling

    February 12th, 2018

    Among the hundreds of people rallying at California's capitol yesterday against President Trump's offshore drilling plan were three West Marin environmental organizations: Turtle Island Restoration Network, West Marin Environmental Action Committee and Ocean Conservation Research.

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    Consider the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

    December 18th, 2017

    In the wake of the Trump administration scaling back national monuments and gutting protections for America’s wildlife, Turtle Island Restoration Network, an ocean and coastal watersheds conservation group, is petitioning the U.S. National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), to designate critical habitat for the Kemp’s ridley, the world’s smallest and most endangered sea turtle, in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Among Endangered Species Decisions Undercut By Politics

    December 14th, 2017

    The report includes the imperiled Pacific leatherback sea turtles, whose populations face danger from California drift gillnets and longlines in Hawaii, fishing methods used to catch swordfish.

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    Three West Marin Organizations Fight Offshore Drilling

    February 12th, 2018

    Among the hundreds of people rallying at California's capitol yesterday against President Trump's offshore drilling plan were three West Marin environmental organizations: Turtle Island Restoration Network, West Marin Environmental Action Committee and Ocean Conservation Research.

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    Trump Offshore Oil Drilling Proposal Threatens Sea Turtles

    January 4th, 2018

    Sea turtle conservationists are calling the Trump Administration’s recently announced proposal to open federal waters to oil and gas drilling a severe blow to decades-long efforts to protect populations of endangered and threatened sea turtles.

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    Court: Feds Unlawfully Allowed Hawai‘i Fishery to Kill Protected Sea Turtles, Birds

    December 28th, 2017

    The National Marine Fisheries Service failed to properly analyze the Hawai‘i-based swordfish longline fishery’s impacts on the endangered loggerhead sea turtles it kills and injures before permitting an expansion of that fishery in 2012, a federal court has ruled.

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    Consider the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

    December 18th, 2017

    In the wake of the Trump administration scaling back national monuments and gutting protections for America’s wildlife, Turtle Island Restoration Network, an ocean and coastal watersheds conservation group, is petitioning the U.S. National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), to designate critical habitat for the Kemp’s ridley, the world’s smallest and most endangered sea turtle, in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    Campaign Launched in Mexico to Warn About the Health Risks of Eating Shark Meat

    July 6th, 2017

    Turtle Island has launched a campaign in Baja California, Mexico to warn seafood consumers about the health risks of consuming fish high in mercury, especially shark meat.

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    Marin-Based Wildlife Group Slams EPA Pick

    December 9th, 2016

    Turtle Island Restoration Network, a Marin-based wildlife organization, is raising a red flag over Donald Trump’s proposed appointment of Scott Pruitt as the head of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Pruitt’s record has shown a favoritism towards the oil industry and actions against wildlife. Turtle Island is urging wildlife lovers to contact their Senators to urge them to oppose his Congressional confirmation.

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    El Niño Triggers Legal Requirement to Close Swordfish Drift Gillnet Fishery

    May 19th, 2016

    Environmental groups this week requested NOAA Fisheries meet its legal responsibility to close Southern California waters from swordfish drift gillnets to protect endangered loggerhead sea turtles.

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    Coalition Urges Leaders to Support Senate Bill 1114 to Phase Out Driftnets

    May 9th, 2016

    More than 30 environmental, ocean, conservation, and activist organizations representing over 1 million members signed on to a joint letter today led by Turtle Island Restoration Network calling on California Senators and Assemblymembers to support Senate Bill 1114. This bill would end the most harmful fishing practice on the West Coast by reducing the number of damaging driftnets off the California coast by phasing out remaining driftnet fishing permits and transitioning to more sustainable deep-set buoy gear.

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