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victory update (94 and 95)

July 15 2008 | Jim's Blog,
by Jim

We wanted people to easily and quickly see that we're accomplishing real, understanable wins. This post is an update to the list of global victories since 1/06.

Stopped Overdevelopment of Nobbys Headland in Newcastle
The Hunter Branch, working in collaboration with a number of community organizations (e.g. Newcastle Parks and Playgrounds Association) and a former resident (Ms Penny Cecil – her Father was Harbour Master for many years) lobbied Newcastle City Council, local stakeholders and the Federal Minister for the Environment (Peter Garret MP) to ensure Nobbys Headland and the Signal Station would not be overdeveloped by a local businessperson.

New Orleans, GA
Protected Coastal Cypress Forests
Surfrider’s Central Gulf Coast Chapter gained a recent victory on May 27th when the Southern District Court of Georgia ruled that the Corps of Engineers unlawfully issued the exemption for cypress logging in violation of the Clean Water Act.

This is a huge victory for those trying to protect cypress forests because the decision shows that the Corps must support its decision-making with evidence in the record. It also sets the bar high for what the Corps has to do in order to grant a silviculture exemption. (this was actually number 88 on the victory list but reported late, thus the late placement on the list).

Complete list of victories since 1/06 here.
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