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80 FR 71774

ELR Federal Agency Update

80 FR 59247

ELR Federal Agency Update

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center v. MacWhorter

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court decision dismissing an environmental group's ESA lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service concerning the agency's approval of suction dredge mining projects in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National...

Determining the Conservation Value of Habitat: Modern Challenges Under the Endangered Species Act

ELR Article

More than one decade after two circuit courts struck down the regulatory definition of “adverse modification” of critical habitat, two agencies, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service, are now...

S. 112, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

S. 2729, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

A Wider View of the Impacts of Critical Habitat Designation

ELR Article

The designation of critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) can result in significant and costly consequences for landowners, industry, government, and other entities—often with little if any evidence of a commensurate...

A Comment on "Critical Habitat and the Challenge of Regulating Small Harms"

ELR Article

Professor Dave Owen’s insightful empirical analysis of the Endangered Species Act’s (“ESA”) prohibition on destruction of critical habitat should be useful in improving the Act’s effectiveness. The title of his paper, Critical Habitat...

A Modest Role for a Bold Term: “Critical Habitat” Under the Endangered Species Act

ELR Article

Each year the Interior Department’s Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) and its sister agency, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), spend a significant portion of their limited resources—and engender substantial controversy—in...

Critical Habitat and the Challenge of Regulating Small Harms

ELR Article

The ESA is the most important U.S. law protecting biodiversity. The Act is designed to prevent the extinction of imperiled animal and plant species and to promote those species’ recovery. To those ends, it requires the services to list...