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Red Wolf Coalition v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A district court permanently enjoined FWS from taking endangered red wolves in a challenge against the agency's authorizations of takes of the species on private property. Environmental groups argued that the agency violated the ESA by...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Ross

A district court granted environmental groups' request for discovery relevant to the lobster fishing industry's impact on the endangered North Atlantic right whale. The groups argued that NMFS violated its ongoing duty under §7 of the...

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. United States Department of Agriculture

The Ninth Circuit dismissed an environmental group's ESA and NEPA claims against FWS, the National Park Service (NPS), and the state of Montana in a case concerning the "helicopter hazing" of bison in Yellowstone National Park. To...

Oceana v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

A district court, in a memorandum opinion, dismissed environmental groups' lawsuit against the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for APA, NEPA, and ESA violations in connection...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Salazar

The Ninth Circuit held that the Bureau of Reclamation did not violate the ESA when it renewed 41 water service contracts in California despite concerns over the endangered delta smelt. Conservation groups argued that the Bureau renewed...

Defenders of Wildlife v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement

A district court held that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) did not violate NEPA or the ESA when it accepted over 300 bids for oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico...

Environmental Protection Info. Ctr. v. Simpson Timber Co.

The court affirms a district court dismissal of an environmental group's suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for failing to reinitiate consultation regarding an incidental take permit issued to a timber company under...

Greenpeace Found. v. Evans

The court holds that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) adequately assessed whether implementation of a bottomfish fishery management plan (FMP) for the Northwest Hawaiian Islands would jeopardize the continued existence of...

Sierra Club v. Glickman

The court holds that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) violated Endangered Species Act (ESA) §7(a)(1) by failing to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in carrying out endangered species conservation programs...

Hawksbill Sea Turtle v. Federal Emergency Management Agency

The court holds that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) satisfied their Endangered Species Act (ESA) obligations concerning possible adverse affects of an emergency housing...