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Biological opinion, §7(b)

Jayne v. Rey

A district court upheld the FWS' biological opinion and the U.S. Forest Service's EIS and record of decision for the Idaho Roadless Rule. The court therefore denied environmental groups' request to enjoin the rule and replace it...

Wild Fish Conservancy v. Salazar

The Ninth Circuit held that FWS' biological opinion addressing a hatchery project's impact on the bull trout in the Columbia River violates the ESA. Although the hatchery project is intended to mitigate a dam's impacts on Chinook salmon...

Pacific Coast Fed'n of Fishermen's Ass'n v. National Marine Fisheries Serv.

The court holds that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) acted arbitrarily and capriciously in concluding that proposed timber sales were not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the Umpqua River cutthroat trout and...

Greenpeace v. National Marine Fisheries Serv.

The court holds that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by failing to prepare a biological opinion (BO) that properly addressed how the North Pacific fishery management plans (FMPs)...

National Wildlife Federation v. National Marine Fisheries Service

A district court, in a 149-page opinion, held that the government violated the ESA and NEPA when it approved its 2014 biological opinion (BiOp) for the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) and its impact on salmon and steelhead....