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The ESA Today: Eco-Pragmatism and State Conservation Efforts

ELR Article

In 2010, FWS found listing the greater sage-grouse under the ESA was “warranted but precluded” by other ESA priorities. In an effort to avoid future listing, one of the largest voluntary conservation efforts was undertaken by state and...

Oregon Natural Desert Ass’n v. Jewell

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that BLM’s approval of a wind-energy development project in southeastern Oregon failed to adequately address impacts to the greater sage grouse in violation of NEPA. The challenged project entails the construction...

Western Exploration LLC v. U.S. Department of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court refused to preliminarily enjoin federal land use restrictions intended to protect the greater sage grouse. Mining companies, the state of Nevada, and other plaintiffs filed suit challenging BLM's and the U.S. Forest...

Western Exploration LLC v. U.S. Department of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin BLM and the U.S. Forest Service from implementing certain amendments to their resource management plans that were made to better protect the greater sage-grouse and its habitat....

Oregon: Wildlife

ELR State Update Item

S. 3017, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

S. 2575, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 4716, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

S. 2394, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update