Climate Change Impacts and the Endangered Species Act

Climate Change Impacts and the Endangered Species Act

   By Michael J. Brennan and Sandra A. Snodgrass, Attorneys, Holland & Hart; General Editor Bradley M. Marten

Climate change issues are a relatively recent addition to the threats to fish, wildlife, and plants considered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Both ESA regulations and ESA-related litigation are evolving quickly. Along with providing an overview of pertinent ESA provisions -- including species listing, critical habitat designation, and the Section 7 consultation process -- this pamphlet provides examples of the growing number of lawsuits alleging ESA violations stemming from climate change impacts. It also reports on agency actions taken under the ESA to address climate change.

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Michael J. Brennan, a partner in Holland & Hart’s Jackson, Wyoming office, has broad experience with virtually all aspects of the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act and their application to natural resource development activities.

Sandra A. Snodgrass, an associate in Holland & Hart’s Denver office, joined the firm in 1999 after graduating from Northwestern University School of Law and practices in the Environmental Group of the Natural Resources Department.

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Bradley M. Marten, founder and Managing Partner of Marten Law PLLC, is consistently ranked by his peers as one of the nation's top environmental lawyers. He is a Regent of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and Chairs its Policy Committee. He is listed as a top environmental lawyer in the Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, and the International Who's Who of Environmental Lawyers, and been recognized in many other publications for his work in the environmental law field over a 25 year career. Brad represents both corporate and public clients in matters touching on most of the major environmental and energy practice areas. He is the General Editor for the LexisNexis Global Climate Change Special Pamphlet Series.