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D.C. Circuit Removes Hurdle to Northern Spotted Owl Critical Habitat Designation Challenge
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2017

On April 11, 2017, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) held in Carpenters


AFRC Has Standing To Challenge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2012 Designation Of 9.5M Acres Of Federal Forest Lands As Protected Critical Habitat
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2017

On April 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed the lower court and held, in a unanimous opinion, that the


Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 11 April, 2017
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2017

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) moved to dismiss


Wyoming Environmental Compliance and Public Land News - April 2017
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2017

On March 1, 2017, the U.S. Senate confirmed Representative Ryan Zinke as Secretary of the Interior by a wide marginthe final vote was 68 to 31. Of


Manatee Reclassified from Endangered to Threatened
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2017

On April 5, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule in the Federal Register reclassifying the West Indian manatee


Tenth Circuit Reverses Ruling Limiting Endangered Species Act Jurisdiction Over Intra-State Species
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2017

The Tenth Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals dashed the hopes of property rights activists by overturning a district court decision that the Fish and


Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Reinstates Special Rule Regulating Take of Utah Prairie Dog
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2017

On March 29, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held (PDF) that Congress has authority under the Commerce Clause to regulate the


10th Cir. Holds Congress, Pursuant To Authority Under Commerce Clause, Can Protect, Under ESA, Purely Intrastate Species On Nonfederal Land
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2017

On March 29, in the case of People For the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals


Endangered Species ActCitizen Suit Litigation: U.S. Government Accountability Office Addresses Deadline Suits
  • Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC
  • USA
  • March 22 2017

The Ranking Member of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources (Raul M. Grijalva) asked the GAO to review citizen


Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Joins List of Endangered Species Despite Delay
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • March 22 2017

On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) published a final rule listing the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) as