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USFWS Lists Texas Hornshell Mussel as Endangered Species
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2018

On February 9, 2018, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS or Service) issued a Final Rule listing the Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii

Trump Administration Expected to Propose Revisions to Wildlife Regulations
  • Manko Gold Katcher & Fox
  • USA
  • January 18 2018

In 2018, the Trump Administration is expected to publish proposed amendments to regulations administered by the United States Fish and Wildlife

Trump DOI Solicitor’s Opinion Favors Industry on Incidental Take of Migratory Birds
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2018

On Friday, December 22, 2017, the Department of the Interior (DOI) issued a Solicitor’s Opinion concluding that an incidental take is not a violation

Should Mitigation Meet a “Net Gain” Standard? USFWS is Reconsidering its Stance
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2017

In 2016, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or the Service) issued two policies on how to mitigate the impact of projects affecting fish and

Catching Our Balance: Opportunities for ESA Reform
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2017

When Congress enacted the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) to protect and recover imperiled species and the ecosystems on which they depend, it

The Science and Controversy of Offshore Wind: BOEM Embarks on New Research Efforts While Fishing Groups Take Aim at An Offshore Wind Lease In New York
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • October 11 2017

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is embarking on several studies to better understand offshore resources and species. At the same

CEQ Announces Steps to Streamline Infrastructure Permitting
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2017

On September 14, 2017, The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published an initial list of actions it will take “to enhance and modernize the

Ninth Circuit Defers to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Distinct Population Segment Determination
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2017

On August 28, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court decision upholding a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Issues Guidelines for Reporting on Cultural Resources Investigations for Natural Gas Projects:
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • August 29 2017

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Office of Energy Projects, recently issued its Guidelines for Reporting on Cultural Resources

USFWS Postpones Endangered Species Listing Determination for Texas Hornshell Mussel
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2017

On August 10, 2017, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS or Service) issued a Federal Register Notice indicating its intent to delay by