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Court Vacatur of Comprehensive 2019 Endangered Species Act Rules Raises Big Questions

USA - July 7 2022 This week the US District Court for the Northern District of California overturned three Endangered Species Act (ESA) rules issued in 2019 that…

Karma B. Brown, Andrew J. Turner

BOEM Prepares for California Offshore Wind Energy Area with Request for Public Comments on Draft Environmental Assessment

USA - April 13 2022 In line with the Biden administration’s focus on expanding offshore wind energy, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is seeking public…

Samuel L. Brown, Jason A. Hill, Andrew J. Turner

Biden Administration Rolls Out New Climate, Economic, and Environmental Justice Tools

USA - February 28 2022 Two recent actions by the Biden Administration will identify areas of focus for environmental justice (EJ) and therefore influence environmental…

Charles Knauss, Nancy B. Beck, Shannon S. Broome, Erin Grisby

2022 Promises Greater Focus on Tribal Consultation and Incorporation of Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Permitting Process

USA - January 21 2022 On the heels of the November 2021 Tribal Nations Summit, a flurry of memoranda were signed by the White House and many government agencies. These…

Alexandra Hamilton, Jason A. Hill

Interior Announces Environmental Review of Offshore Wind Leasing for the Gulf of Mexico

USA - January 12 2022 On January 11, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the beginning of a scoping period to prepare a draft environmental assessment…

Jason A. Hill, Andrew J. Turner