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H.R. 5191

ELR Congressional Update

Critical Habitat's “Private Land Problem”: Lessons From the Dusky Gopher Frog

ELR Article

The Endangered Species Act provides for the designation as “critical habitat” of habitat deemed “essential” for conservation of listed species. To understand the incentive effects of critical habitat designations, this Article examines...

Park County Environmental Council v. Montana Department of Environmental Quality

ELR Case

The Montana Supreme Court affirmed in part a ruling that granted summary judgment for environmental groups in a challenge to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality's (MDEQ's) approval of an exploration license for mining on...

H.R. 555, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Markle Interests, LLC v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

ELR Case

A district court upheld FWS' designation of 1,544 acres of a privately owned tree farm in Louisiana as critical habitat essential for the conservation of the dusky gopher frog, an endangered species. The frog, listed in 2001, is located...