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ESA Law Alert: Natural Resources Mitigation Policies Likely to be Rescinded by Trump Administration

by Stoel Rives LLP on

This week President Trump released the Energy Independence Executive Order that focuses on the Trump Administration’s energy strategy. Although much focus is on lifting the restrictions on American energy and on job...more

Federal Court Strikes Down HCP: No Piggybacks Under Section 10

by Nossaman LLP on

While decisions dealing with lawsuits alleging violations of section 7 or section 9 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are rather common, it is far less common for courts to address suits under section 10. In fact, in any...more

Federal Court Strikes Down Habitat Conservation Plan and Biological Opinion for Logging Project in Northern California

by Nossaman LLP on

On April 3, 2015, a federal district court in California put the brakes on a proposed logging project, invalidating a habitat conservation plan and incidental take permit issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and...more

Federal Agencies Revise Killer Whale Listing to Include Whales Held in Captivity

by Nossaman LLP on

On February 10, 2015, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (“Services”) issued a final rule (pdf) to include captive killer whales in the Southern Resident killer whale...more

Comment Period Extended on Expansion of Critical Habitat Rules

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced last week that they are extending the deadline for comments on new critical habitat rules from July 11 to October 9, 2014. The...more

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