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Archive: January 2020 Blog Posts

  • Time and Tide Wait for None: Tribal Communities in Alaska and Louisiana Submit Climate-Forced Displacement Complaint to the United Nations
  • January 31st, 2020 — by Philip Lott — Category: Environmental Law Flooding Miscellaneous

  • The Alaska Institute for Justice recently filed a complaint with the United Nations (UN) on behalf of five Tribal communities located in Alaska and Louisiana. The complaint alleges that the United States (US) government is responsible for human rights violations as a result of its failure to protect the Tribes from climate-caused land loss.

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  • Court Upholds Marine National Monument Designation
  • January 24th, 2020 — by Terra Bowling — Category: Marine Monuments

  • In December, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia upheld President Barack Obama’s designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.

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  • Fifth Circuit Hears Oral Arguments on Aquaculture Regulations in the Gulf of Mexico
  • January 13th, 2020 — by Zachary Klein — Category: Aquaculture

  • In September 2018, Judge Jane Milazzo of the federal Eastern District of Louisiana handed down a ruling that held the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) overstepped its statutory authority by promulgating rules that would have permitted finish aquaculture operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

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