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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


Jamie Auslander Quoted in Law360 Article on FWS Frog Habitat Decision
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • February 6 2018

Beveridge & Diamond Principal Jamie Auslander (Washington, DC) was quoted in a Law360 article titled "High Court Could Rein In ESA's Reach In Frog


Supreme Court grants a shy frog the chance to shape critical habitat designations
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • January 30 2018

The Supreme Court (the Court) will soon address two recurring issues concerning administration of the Endangered Species Act, and more broadly, the


Sidley Environmental Trends
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2018

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that challenges to the Obama Administration’s “waters of the United States” rule (Rule) had


U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Challenge to Designation of Unoccupied Habitat as Critical Habitat Under ESA
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2018

The scope and definition of critical habitat under Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act has been a controversial subject. In 2012, the U.S. Fish


Ninth Circuit Rules Migratory Bird Treaty Act Permits Take of Barred Owl to Study Impacts on Conservation of Threatened Northern Spotted Owl
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2018

In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed (pdf) that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) permit


SCOTUS accepts dusky gopher frog case
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2018

On January 22, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review of the petition for writ of certiorari in Weyerhauser Co. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife


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


US Department of Interior Reverses Strict Policy on Incidental Deaths of Migratory Birds
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2018

On December 22, 2017, the US Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor, released an opinion (see here) concluding that the Migratory Bird


Trump Administration Narrows the Scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  • Troutman Sanders LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2018

On December 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) reversed course and issued a Memorandum interpreting the scope of criminal liability