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The ESA Today: Eco-Pragmatism and State Conservation Efforts

In 2010, FWS found listing the greater sage-grouse under the ESA was “warranted but precluded” by other ESA priorities. In an effort to avoid future listing, one of the largest voluntary conservation efforts was undertaken by state and...

The Brief and Unexpected Preemption of Hawaii's Humpback Whale Laws: The Authority of the States to Protect Endangered Marine Mammals Under the ESA and the MMPA

Editors' Summary: Humpback whales are endangered marine mammals, protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the ESA. Hawai'i's seasonal thrill craft ban in humpback habitat provides additional protection. In 2004, a...

Breathing New Life Into the ESA: The Pacific Northwest's Endangered Species Act Experiment in Devolution

The Endangered Species Act (ESA or Act)2 has been in Congress' gun sights for a number of years. The regulated community has decried the impossibility of balancing strong economic development with species...