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Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy & Reliability v. United States Department of Interior

ELR Citation: 49 ELR 20114
Nos. 17-2313 (JDB), (D.D.C., 07/03/2019) (Bates, J.)

A district court dismissed a challenge to FWS' denial of a petition to remove the coastal California gnatcatcher from the ESA's threatened species list. Advocacy groups argued the Service's denial of their petition to delist the bird species violated the ESA because the decision was not based on an articulated standard. But the court found that the groups failed to demonstrate they had standing to challenge the Service's decision, and therefore dismissed the suit.