Victory! The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Seward Coal Loading Facility is violating the Clean Water Act by illegally discharging coal into Resurrection Bay.
A group of Alaska Native tribes, corporation and city and borough governments representing residents of King Cove have sued the Department of the Interior over their decision to protect Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and the designated Wilderness. Trustees for Alaska, representing a coalition of conservation groups is intervening in the case to support protection of Wilderness.
Trustees for Alaska pioneers effective ways to use the law in these areas.