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Center for Biological Diversity v. Haaland

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to FWS' recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf. The groups argued the plan violated the ESA by failing to include site...

WildEarth Guardians v. Haaland

A district court granted summary judgment for an environmental group in a challenge to FWS' decision not to list the Joshua tree as threatened under the ESA. The group challenged the Service's findings that Joshua trees were not...

Save the Bull Trout v. Williams

A district court granted summary judgment for FWS in a challenge to the adequacy of its recovery plan for the threatened bull trout. Environmental groups argued the plan failed to include objective and measurable criteria as required...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Haaland

The Ninth Circuit reversed summary judgment for FWS in a challenge to the Service's 2017 decision reversing its 2011 decision that the Pacific walrus qualified for listing under the ESA. An environmental group had argued the Service...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

A district court granted in part and denied in part BLM's and FWS' motion to dismiss a lawsuit over an environmental group's petition to list a rare wildflower species in Nevada as endangered. The group first argued FWS unreasonably...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Haaland

A district court granted an environmental group's motion for summary judgment in a challenge to FWS' withdrawal of a rule proposed in 2015 to list the Lower Colorado River (LCR) Basin roundtail chub as a threatened species. The group...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

A district court denied FWS' motion to dismiss a lawsuit seeking a new recovery plan for the endangered Houston toad. An environmental group argued that FWS had "never developed a scientifically grounded and legally valid recovery plan...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

A district court dismissed for lack of standing a challenge to FWS' and NMFS' issuance of rules that revised key requirements of ESA's implementing regulations. Conservation groups argued that the rules failed to provide an adequate EIS...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

A district court dismissed a challenge to FWS' development of guidelines implementing its species status assessments (SSA) program under the ESA. An environmental group argued that the Service failed to provide public notice and an...

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. Bernhardt

A district court dismissed for lack of standing a challenge to FWS' decision to delist the threatened Louisiana black bear under the ESA. Individuals and nonprofit groups challenged the Service's conclusions in its decision that the...

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