The lawsuits, filed in U.S. District Court in Northern California, were brought by nine green groups represented by the Western Environmental Law Center and another group of environmental organizations represented by Earthjustice.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service are looking to swat Green gadflies by for the first time defining the term "habitat" under the ESA.
Some 1,700 grizzlies roam the Lower 48, while another 32,000 make their home in Alaska, where they are not protected. Another 21,000 reside in Canada.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals March 17 ruled that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (FWS) 2014 designation of 764,207 acres (about 115 square miles) of land in Arizona and New Mexico as “critical habitat” for the jaguar was “arbitrary and capricious” and declared FWS’s action illegal.
Despite the wolf’s rebound, environmental groups are threatening to take FWS to court over the delisting.
The rusty patched bumblebee: Environmentalists’ ticket to the greatest land grab ever.
By Gabriella Hoffman Green zealots use the Endangered Species Act to block development of private property. The case of a little toad has set them back and enhanced property rights for everyone.
"The lawsuit aimed to criminalize a wide range of ordinary and innocent acts simply because the person who committed them was unlucky enough to be near a threatened or endangered species.”
Officials have unveiled a package of reforms crafted to make the 45-year-old statute better serve both the species it is supposed to recover and landowners caught up in the law’s cumbersome regulations. Read CFACT's official comment.
Reforming the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act statute seeks to better serve both the species it is supposed to recover and landowners caught up in the law’s cumbersome regulations.
“Even if a species should never have been listed, while it is listed, landowners or businesses whose actions might unintentionally harm a member are potentially subject to the ESA’s fines and penalties."
Will the proposed Mazda-Toyota automobile plant in Limestone County, Alabama spell the end of the spring pygmy sunfish? Will the spring pygmy sunfish spell the end of the auto plant? Can't we have both?
CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen warns that a pending Supreme Court case could leave property owners at the mercy of federal bureaucrats who would have absolute authority to order them to renovate their property to welcome endangered species -- at their own expense, even if the species was not native to the property.
The Pacific walrus will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced Wednesday, leaving intact a necessary food source for some Alaskan communities.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's designation of the the rusty patched bumblebee as endangered has already set in motion a rash of legal actions to block individual projects and stop all development in large swaths of land.