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Current Weekly Cases Update

The cases listed below appear in the most recent issue of ELR's Weekly Update. For cases previously reported, please refer to the Weekly Cases archives.

Volume 48, Issue 29

Massachusetts Lobstermen's Ass'n v. Ross

48 ELR 20176
Nos. 17-406 (JEB) (D.D.C., October 2018)

A district court upheld President Barack Obama's 2016 proclamation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument off the New England coast. Commercial fishing associations argued that the monument exceeded the president's authority under the Antiquities Act because it lies...

National monuments

Center for Biological Diversity v. Ross

48 ELR 20177
Nos. 18-112 (JEB) and 18-283 (JEB) (D.D.C., October 2018)

A district court granted environmental groups' request for discovery relevant to the lobster fishing industry's impact on the endangered North Atlantic right whale. The groups argued that NMFS violated its ongoing duty under §7 of the ESA to ensure against jeopardy of endangered right whales and...

"Take," §9(a)(1)(B), Citizen suits, §11(g), Jeopardize species/habitat, §7(a)(2)