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California Sues Federal Government Alleging Inadequate Environmental Review of Offshore Drilling Proposal

by Stoel Rives LLP on

In one of her last major legal actions before leaving office as California’s Attorney General, Kamala Harris, along with the California Coastal Commission (jointly the “Attorney General”), filed suit against various federal...more

Greater Sage-Grouse Avoids ESA Listing

by K&L Gates LLP on

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”) announced on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, that it would not list the greater sage-grouse under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”). This decision represents a change of direction...more

Sage-Grouse Not Listed Under Esa In Wake Of New State-Led Conservation Efforts

by Morgan Lewis on

Federal officials deem that state-led efforts are sufficient to protect the bird’s habitat for the near future. On September 22, the administration of US President Barack Obama announced that, given the “unprecedented”...more

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Survey Habitat Conservation Banks

by Nossaman LLP on

On July 24, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a notice seeking authorization from the Office of Management and Budget to evaluate habitat conservation banks established under the Endangered Species...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - May 20, 2013

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Federal omission in closing oyster farm broke law, court told - Los Angeles Times - May 14: The U.S. Interior Department violated federal law by failing to conduct an...more

U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Issues Final Rule For Northern Spotted Owl Habitat

by Nossaman LLP on

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently announced (pdf) that it finalized its designation of critical habitat for the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) in the Pacific Northwest. The final rule...more

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