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Defenders of Wildlife v. Babbitt

ELR Citation: ELR 21113
Nos. 96-160 GK, 958 F. Supp. 670/(D.D.C., 03/27/1997)

The court holds that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS') decision not to propose to list the U.S. population of the Canada lynx as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was arbitrary and capricious. The court first holds that FWS applied the wrong legal standard in its listing decision....

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