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USFWS Snubs State Natural Resources Agencies: Northern Long Eared Bat ESA Listing Proposal
Posted on 14 May 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Kathy G. Beckett There is a growing concern about USFWS action relative to the Northern Long-Eared Bat (NLEB) that speaks to the common dilemma, state versus federal. It was the state natural resource professionals who identified the impacts... Read More

Changes Proposed to Endangered Species Act
Posted on 21 Jul 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

The Obama Administration and the House Natural Resources Committee have each proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The changes proposed by the House Natural Resources Committee focus on giving additional transparency to the process of... Read More

Why Do the New House Republicans Hate the Bald Eagle?
Posted on 28 Jul 2011 by Leda Huta

Leda Huta, Executive Director, Endangered Species Coalition In 1973, Richard Nixon, a Republican president, didn't just sign the U.S. Endangered Species Act into law. His administration played a very large role in actually crafting this forward... Read More

Marten Law: Proposed Rule Would Limit Extent of Economic Impacts Considered in ESA Critical Habitat Designations
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by Jessica K Ferrell

By Jessica K. Ferrell, Partner, Marten Law PLLC Excerpt from the Commentary: In this Emerging Issues Analysis, Jessica Ferrell of Marten Law PLLC discusses a proposed rule that would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries... Read More