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ACTION TIMELINE

January 20, 2010 – The Center for Biological Diversity, Hui Ho’omalu i Ka ‘Aina, Conservation Council for Hawai’i, and the American Bird Conservancy sent a 60-day  notice of intent to sue the Kaua’I Island Utility Cooperative over violations of the Endangered Species Act due to imperiled birds’ fatal collisions with power lines.

March 3, 2010 – The Center for Biological Diversity, Hui Ho’omalu i Ka ‘Aina, Conservation Council for Hawai’i, and the American Bird Conservancy sent a 60-day notice of intent to sue the St. Regis Princeville Resort over violations of the Endangered Species Act due to deaths of imperiled birds’ caused by the resort’s light pollution.

May 16, 2011 – In response to our lawsuit, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a permit detailing the actions the Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative must take to reduce the number of imperiled seabirds it kills and injures each year and to offset unavoidable harm.

Hawaiian petrel photo © Matt Brady