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Federal Appeals Court Rejects Challenges to Newhall Ranch EIS and Section 404 Permit

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In the latest decision in the long-running legal saga over the proposed Newhall Ranch development in Los Angeles County, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the Army Corps of Engineers’ EIS and Section 404...more

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC

Marbled Murrelet Listed as Endangered Under Oregon’s Endangered Species Act: What Does It Mean for Timber Landowners and...

At its February 9, 2018 meeting, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (the “Commission”) voted to “uplist” the marbled murrelet’s status from a threatened to an endangered species by a 4-2 margin. The marbled murrelet is a...more

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Cascades Frog Takes Another Leap Toward Listing under CESA

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On October 17, 2017, the California Fish and Game Commission (“Commission”) published notice of its preliminary positive finding on a petition to list the Cascades frog (Rana cascadae) as threatened or endangered under the...more

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Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Removes Gray Wolf from State Endangered Species List

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On November 9, 2015, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (Commission) voted to remove the gray wolf (Canis lupus) from protection under the Oregon Endangered Species Act.  The Commission meeting lasted almost 10 hours,...more

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Recommends Delisting the Gray Wolf

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On October 29, 2015, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announced that it believes that the gray wolf (Canis lupus) has met the criteria to be delisted from the state Endangered Species Act (Oregon ESA). Under...more

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California Supreme Court Ponders Fully Protected Species Issues

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On September 2, 2015, the California Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case involving fully protected species that may have important state-wide implications. (Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of Fish and...more

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Federal District Court Strikes Down Eagle Act Rule

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On August 11, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California struck down the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s so-called “30-Year Rule,” which had extended from 5 years to 30 years the duration of...more

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California Fish and Game Commission Votes Not to Make Tricolored Blackbird Candidate for Listing

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Thursday, in response to a petition to list filed by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) in October 2014, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) determined not to make the tricolored blackbird (agelaius...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

In Massachusetts, Regulatory Agencies Are Still (Almost) Always Right

The Massachusetts Endangered Species Act, or MESA, is similar in some respects to the federal ESA, but is definitely its own kettle of (endangered) fish. Indeed, after the decision by the Supreme Judicial Court yesterday in...more

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U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Proposes To List The Vandenberg Monkeyflower As Endangered

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Yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued two proposed rules for the Vandenberg monkeyflower (Diplacus vandenbergensis), a small annual herb only known to occur at nine locations in western Santa Barbara County. ...more

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ESA Lawsuit Filed Challenging Operations At The Trinity River Fish Hatchery

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The Trinity River Hatchery, which is operated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and funded by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, has a production capacity of approximately 40 million salmonid eggs....more

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U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Proposes Limited Exception To Endangered Species Act Protections For Lesser Prairie-Chicken

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On May 6, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) proposed a limited exception to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections currently being considered for the lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus)....more

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Comment Period Extended For Proposed Listing Of Gunnison Sage Grouse

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On March 13, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) extended the public comment period for two proposed rules relating to the Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus). As we previously reported, the Service...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

First Oregon, Now Washington Water Quality Standards Under Attack

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On February 26, in a reprise of its partially successful assault on Oregon water quality standards, Northwest Environmental Advocates sent a Notice of Intent to Sue EPA for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and...more

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U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Proposes Removal Of Island Night Lizard

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently proposed to remove the island night lizard (Xantusia riversiana) from its current listing as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposed removal is...more

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ESA Legislation Proposed To Prohibit Certain Settlements And Awards

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Yesterday, a Republican Senator from Texas, John Cornyn, introduced a bill that would prohibit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from settling environmental lawsuits without first publishing the complaint "in a readily...more

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U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Issues Special Final Rule To Manage The Polar Bear

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On February 20, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final special rule to manage the polar bear (Ursus maritimus), which is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The rule...more

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U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Designates 9,600 Acres Of Critical Habitat For Coachella Valley Milk Vetch

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) designated approximately 9,600 acres as critical habitat for the endangered Coachella Valley milk vetch (Astragalus lentifinosus var. coachellae). The critical habitat designation...more

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California Fish And Game Commission Makes Great White Shark A Candidate Under California Endangered Species Act

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On February 6, 2013, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) voted to make the great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) a candidate for protection under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The...more

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District Court Upholds Federal Grant Of Right-Of-Way To Private Wind Energy Developer

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In Sierra Club v. Kenna, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4743, *1 (January 11, 2013), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California upheld the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) grant of right-of-way over...more

McCarter & English: Climate Change &...

Wind Projects: Bald Eagles Don't Surf

One would think that preliminary estimates of bird fatalities at a proposed 78 MW wind farm in southeastern Minnesota were hardly news. After all, there are over 60,000 MW of wind energy installed in the United States. But...more

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Service Proposes To List Wolverine As Threatened Species

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On February 1, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced its proposal to list the wolverine (Gulo gulo luscus) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The proposed listing is the result of a...more

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U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Issues Proposed Rule To List Zuni Bluehead Sucker As Endangered

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On January 25, 2013, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a proposed rule to list the Zuni bluehead sucker (Catostomus discobolus yarrowi) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The...more

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Court Vacates Critical Habitat Designation For Polar Bear

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On January 10, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Alaska issued an order vacating the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's critical habitat designation for the polar bear after concluding that the Service...more

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U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Issues Proposed Rule To List Gunnison Sage-Grouse As Endangered

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On January 11, 2013, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a proposed rule) to list the Gunnison sage-grouse (Centrocercus minimus) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). As we...more

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