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Flaherty v. Raimondo

A district court denied an environmental group's motion for summary judgment in a challenge to NMFS' approval of an amendment to a fishery management plan (FMP) for an Atlantic herring fishery. The group argued NMFS violated the...

Sierra Club v. United States Department of Interior

The Fifth Circuit denied a petition to review FWS' issuance of a biological opinion (BiOp) and incidental take statement (ITS) authorizing the harm or harassment of endangered ocelot or jaguarundi in connection with construction and...

Burke v. Coggins

A district court granted fishermen's motion for summary judgment in a challenge to an NMFS rule that would close their swordfish fishery if they accidentally killed or injured too many marine mammals or turtles, and vacated the rule....

Sovereign Iñupiat for a Living Arctic v. Bureau of Land Management

A district court denied environmental groups' motions to enjoin an oil company from undertaking construction this winter on an oil and gas project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. One group argued BLM violated the ESA by...

Red Wolf Coalition v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

A district court granted a motion to preliminarily enjoin FWS from implementing its policy barring the release of captive red wolves into a recovery area in North Carolina. Environmental groups argued FWS violated §7(a)(2) of the ESA by...

United States v. Lowe

A district court granted the U.S. government's motions for preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order in a lawsuit concerning owners' care of animals at two facilities in Oklahoma.The government sought an order declaring the...

Friends of Animals v. Sheehan

A district court denied an animal rights group's motion for summary judgment in a challenge to permits and safe harbor agreements (SHAs) issued by FWS for an experiment on nonfederal land to gain data on the relationship between barred...

Defenders of Wildlife v. Everson

The Tenth Circuit affirmed in part and dismissed in part a lower court ruling in a challenge to actions taken by the National Park Service (NPS) regarding wildlife management on inholdings in Grand Teton National Park. Environmental...

WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. Forest Service

A district court denied FWS' and the Forest Service's motion to dismiss a challenge to their bear baiting policy for black bear hunting in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming. Environmental groups argued that the number of grizzly...

Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt

A district court denied an environmental group's motion for summary judgment in a challenge to FWS' denial of the group's 2014 petition to update the recovery plan for grizzly bears. The group argued that FWS' denial was arbitrary and...