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Biodiversity Legal Found. v. Badgley

Citation: 32 ELR 20539
No. No. 00-35076, -35089, 284 F.3d 1046/(9th Cir., 03/21/2002)

The court reverses a district court decision and holds that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) does not have discretion under Endangered Species Act (ESA) §4 to make an initial determination to list a petitioned species beyond the ESA's 12-month deadline for making final determinations....

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