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Ninth Circuit Remands 2019 Registration of Sulfoxaflor Back to EPA

USA - December 27 2022 On December 21, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2019 registration of the…

Service Lists Northern Long-eared Bat as Endangered

USA - December 2 2022 On November 30, 2022, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule listing the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) (Myotis…

FERC Approves Surrender License for Lower Klamath Project

USA - November 22 2022 On November 17, 2022, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) voted unanimously to issue an Order Modifying and Approving Surrender License…

Court Sends Endangered Species Act Regulations Back to the Agencies

USA - November 17 2022 On November 16, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (District Court) remanded three sets of Endangered Species Act…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Revised Critical Habitat for Fisher DPS

USA - November 7 2022 On November 7, 2022, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) proposed to designate approximately 595,495 acres of critical habitat for the…

BOEM and NOAA Fisheries Seek Comment on Joint Draft Strategy for North Atlantic Right Whales and Offshore Wind

USA - October 27 2022 On Friday, October 21, a Draft North Atlantic Right Whale and Offshore Wind Strategy (Draft Strategy” was jointly announced by the Bureau of Ocean…

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Back in Court

USA - October 25 2022 On October 25, 2022, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) over the agency’s failure to timely…

Service Proposes Listing Two California Salamander Species with Critical Habitat Designations

USA - October 20 2022 On October 18, 2022, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced 12-month findings on a petition to list three California-based salamander…

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Listing Two Snakes and Designating Critical Habitat

USA - October 14 2022 Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) proposed to list two snake species, the Key ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctatus acricus) and…

Bureau of Reclamation and Local Water Agency Have Discretion to Release Water from Dam to Avoid Take of Endangered Steelhead Trout

USA - October 5 2022 Reversing the district court, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit held that that the Bureau of Reclamation and a local water agency have discretion…