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Ninth Circuit Affirms Injunction Order for Federal Columbia River Power System to Prevent Harm to Listed Salmonids
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2018

On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed (pdf) a district court order directing that the National Marine Fisheries


Shrimp and Abalone to be Included in SIMP
  • Keller and Heckman LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2018

As previously reported on this blog, the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NMFS) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce


National Marine Fisheries Service Finds Listing the Klamath and Trinity River Chinook Salmon as Threatened or Endangered May Be Warranted
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2018

On February 27, 2018, the National Marine Fisheries Service (“Service”) published a 90-day finding on the Karuk Tribe and Salmon River Restoration


District Court rejects Challenge to Corps Activities on the Yuba River in Northern California
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2018

In Friends of the River v. National Marine Fisheries Service, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California rejected challenges to


Ninth Circuit: We Repeat, Climate Projections for the Year 2100 Okay to Support ESA Listing Decisions
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2018

On February 12, 2018, the Ninth Circuit upheld the National Marine Fisheries Service’s use of long-term climate projections to list the Arctic ringed


NMFS Extends Comment Period on Western DPS of Steller Sea Lion
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2018

On February 6, 2018, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced an extension of the public comment period for the 5-year review of the


EPA Signs MOA on ESA; Establishes Interagency Working Group
  • Bergeson & Campbell PC
  • USA
  • February 2 2018

On January 31, 2018, Scott Pruitt, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced the establishment of an Interagency


NMFS Lists Oceanic Whitetip Shark as Threatened Species
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2018

On January 30, 2018, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a final rule listing the oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharinus lonigmanus) as


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


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