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85 FR 30953

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Wild Virginia v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit granted a motion to stay FWS' issuance of a biological opinion and incidental take statement for a proposed 300-mile natural gas pipeline running through Virginia and West Virginia, and to hold in abeyance litigation...

Idaho Conservation League v. U.S. Forest Service

ELR Case

A district court ordered the U.S. Forest Service to engage in formal consultation with other federal agencies to protect listed fish species being harmed by water diversions from the Salmon River in Idaho's Sawtooth National Recreation...

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Savage

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit reversed in part and vacated in part a lower court decision granting summary judgment for a proposed logging project in areas of the Kootenai National Forest where two threatened species—the Canada lynx and the Cabinet...

Protecting Species or Hindering Energy Development? How the Endangered Species Act Impacts Energy Projects on Western Public Lands

ELR Article

Since it was enacted in 1973, the ESA has been one of the most celebrated environmental laws, but also one of the most reviled. Industry groups argue that the consultation process frequently delays and sometimes halts much needed energy...

Defenders of Wildlife v. Salazar

ELR Case

A district court granted an environmental group's motion for reconsideration and overturned its previous decision upholding the DOI's "Counterpart ESA §7 Consultation Regulations" for National Fire Plan (NFP) projects. The government...