Massive new ESA listings ahead under recent Justice Department settlement

more+
less-

On July 12, 2011 FWS entered into a settlement with two environmental groups that, according to FWS, will reshape the process of listing species under the Endangered Species Act. The settlement requires FWS to take action on pending petitions for 757 different species over the next seven years, and provides a schedule each year in which listing petitions will be acted on. Each listing decision remains open to challenge under the Administrative procedure Act after it is made.

Although FWS is free not to list a species in the review process, it is obvious that this Settlement will result in a massive uptick in the listing of species — in the forty years since ESA was passed, only 2,000 species have been listed.

Please see full article below for more information and links.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Nancie G. Marzulla, Marzulla Law, LLC | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.
×
Loading...
×
×