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Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter Sues Over Injection Wells

July 06 2011

Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter Sues Over Injection Wells

Legal

Surfrider Foundation sent a Notice of Intent to Sue for Clean Water Act violations to Maui County on June 28, 2011. The suit stems from the nearshore water quality impairment caused by the ongoing violations of the Lahaina Wastewater Treatment Plant. The County’s facility injects millions of gallons of wastewater…

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New Rulemaking for Coastal Power Plants

June 29 2011

New Rulemaking for Coastal Power Plants

Legal Ocean Ecosystems

Our Environmental Protection Agency is currently allowing coastal power plants to continue using a cooling system that sucks in and grinds fish, flattens them on screens - or, if they make it through that process, the fish still face boiling hot water through the entrainment process. Virtually no marine life…

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California Coastal Commission 2010 Voting Record and 2011 Outlook

June 17 2011

California Coastal Commission 2010 Voting Record and 2011 Outlook

Legal

This week, Surfrider Foundation and partners released the 2010 California Coastal Commission Voting Chart. The Conservation Voting Chart tracks the voting record of the members of the California Coastal Commission and provides critical insight into Commissioner performance relating to its impact on natural coastal resources and their potential to set…

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Tearing Down Walls: Beach Access Litigation Victory at Dana Point Strands Beach

June 08 2011

Tearing Down Walls: Beach Access Litigation Victory at Dana Point Strands Beach

Beach Access Legal

Surfrider Foundation vindicated public beach access rights in San Diego Superior Court, receiving a favorable ruling from Judge Joan Lewis this week. The ruling held that the "urgency ordinance" of the City of Dana Point declaring a public nuisance state to restrict beach access hours and lock gates to a…

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Trash Free Seas Act Introduced

May 31 2011

Trash Free Seas Act Introduced

Legal Rise Above Plastics

The Trash Free Seas Act (S.1119) was introduced on May 26, 2011 by Senator Daniel K. Inouye to address the pervasive issue of marine debris (also known as largely "plastic pollution"), which diminishes the quality of our oceans, waves and beaches. The bill is actually a reauthorization and strengthening of…

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Environmental Attorney Marti Collins Fights for Surfrider Foundation’s Mission in Florida

April 18 2011

Environmental Attorney Marti Collins Fights for Surfrider Foundation’s Mission in Florida

Legal

This past weekend was Surfrider Foundation's Florida Chapters Meeting. Environmental attorney Martha Collins from Collins Law Group was able to participate in the conference to give an overview on the new Florida Administration and What Surfrider Can Do to affect policy change.

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March 07 2011

Surfrider Foundation Files Suit to Restore Sharp Park

Coastal Preservation Shoreline Armoring Legal

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February 11 2011

Trash Talkin’ at the West Coast Governors’ Agreement meeting

Legal Rise Above Plastics

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January 26 2011

Wall It or Work With It?:  Responses to Sea Level Rise in California

Legal

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December 17 2010

Closing the Loop: Surfrider Foundation’s Settlement regarding 316(b) Regulations

Legal Ocean Ecosystems

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November 08 2010

Texas Open Beaches - The TX Supreme Court Refuses to ‘Roll with It’ in West Beach, Galveston

Beach Access Legal

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November 02 2010

What’s in a Name?

Legal

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September 30 2010

Struggling to reach the Sand at the Strand

Beach Access Legal

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August 26 2010

Just Because It’s Old Doesn’t Make It Right

Beach Access Legal

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August 10 2010

Lawyers and Legal Issues in the Gulf

Legal

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August 02 2010

Clean Water Act Case Study: Surfrider Foundation’s Early Victory against Humboldt Pulp Mills

Legal

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June 21 2010

Supreme Court Holds that the Public Trust Rules—- No Takings Here

Beach Access Legal

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June 11 2010

Gushing with Legal Issues

Legal

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March 25 2010

Hard to Stand in Puerto Rico

Legal

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February 26 2010

Rise Above Plastics: Litigation on Bag Bans in California

Legal

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