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Ninth Circuit Dismisses Challenge to Policy regarding ESA Criminal Prosecutions
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • October 25 2018

In WildEarth Guardians et al. V. U.S. Department of Justice, Case Nos. 17-16677, 17-16678, 17-16679 (Oct. 23, 2018), the U.S. Court of Appeals for

Court Rules DOJ Enforcement Directive Arbitrary and Capricious
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2017

A U.S. District Court in Arizona has ruled that DOJ’s narrow interpretation of the requirements for a criminal misdemeanor under the Endangered

USFWS Initiates Status Review for Lesser Prairie-Chicken
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2016

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”) recently published a positive 90-day finding on a petition to list the Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 30 August 2016
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2016

WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility filed suit in federal district court against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

ESA Mega-Settlement Part II: CBD Files Notice of Intent to Sue Over 417 Species
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

The Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”) filed on August 23, 2016 a Notice of Intent to sue the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (“FWS” or “the

Safari Club cannot intervene in endangered species settlements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2013

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Safari Club lacks standing to challenge settlements setting deadlines for listing decisions on

Environmental groups sue for new source pollution standards
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • November 27 2011

On November 17, WildEarth Guardians, the Sierra Club, the Environmental Integrity Project, and the Center for Biological Diversity filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to force the Environmental Protection Agency to act on a June 2010 petition requesting regulation of emissions of methane and other pollutants from coal mines.

CO standards challenged
  • Mintz
  • USA
  • November 6 2011

On October 31, Communities for a Better Environment and WildEarth Guardians filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit of the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule that retained the existing primary, health-based national ambient air quality standards for carbon monoxide.

Hundreds of new endangered species?
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2011

On September 9, 2011, a federal district court in Washington D.C. approved two settlements with two environmental groups that sought to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to decide whether or not to list more than 700 plant and animal species as endangered.

Fish and Wildlife Service settles lawsuits on listing deadlines
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2011

On July 12, 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) and the Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”) settled litigation concerning the FWS’s obligations to render decisions on whether species warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”).