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by Transect Team, on Jul 20, 2020

On July 16th, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced their 12-month plan to determine whether listing the dunes sagebrush lizard (DSL) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is warranted …

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Topics:EndangeredESAEndangered Species Act

by Transect Team, on Apr 20, 2020

In an April 15 ruling in Northern Plains Resource Council, et al. v. USACE, a Montana judge vacated (cancelled) Nationwide Permit (NWP) 12 and enjoined (prohibited) the U.S. Army Corps …

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Topics:EndangeredPermittingCWAClean WaterClean Water ActWOTUSwetlands

by Transect Team, on Jan 31, 2020

This week, a federal judge overturned the threatened status of the northern long-eared bat (NLEB) and ordered U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to make a new listing decision. Background …

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Topics:EndangeredEndangered Species ActNLEB

by Transect Team, on Dec 3, 2018

The Supreme Court’s Limited Ruling on Critical Habitat and the Endangered Species Act As we wrote about in October, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Weyerhaeuser v. USFWS, a case …

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Topics:EndangeredESACritical HabitatEndangered Species Act

by Transect Team, on Aug 7, 2018

Congress passed the Endangered Species Act (the ESA or the Act) in 1973 to protect wildlife, plants, and habitat types at risk of becoming extinct. The Act has helped save …

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Topics:EndangeredESA