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North Atlantic right whale

Center for Biological Diversity v. Ross

ELR Case

A district court denied NMFS’ motion to stay a lawsuit concerning the effects of lobster fishing on the endangered North Atlantic right whale. The agency requested a stay pending its promulgation of two conservation measures—a new...

Conservation Law Foundation v. Ross

ELR Case

A district court enjoined a NMFS rule that opened two areas of previously protected North Atlantic right whale habitat off the New England coast to gillnet fishing. An environmental group argued that the Sustainable Fisheries Division (...

H.R. 1568

ELR Congressional Update

S. 2453

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 1568

ELR Congressional Update

Center for Biological Diversity v. Ross

ELR Case

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...

H.R. 6060

ELR Congressional Update

S. 3038

ELR Congressional Update

81 FR 49957

ELR Federal Agency Update

Defenders of Wildlife v. United States Department of the Navy

ELR Case

The Eleventh Circuit affirmed a lower court decision dismissing environmental groups' claim that the U.S. Navy and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) violated NEPA, the ESA, and the APA in deciding to install and operate an...