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Jenner & Block: New Litigation Filed Over Spent Lead Ammunition On Public Lands
Posted on 5 Oct 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club and the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council have filed a complaint against the U.S. Forest Service to limit the disposal of spent lead ammunition. Filed... Read More

Climate Change Impacts and the Endangered Species Act
Posted on 6 Aug 2010 by Michael J. Brennan and Sandra A. Snodgrass

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... Read More

Wildlife Is on the Losing End of Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels
Posted on 30 Jan 2012 by Leda Huta

No matter how we try to minimize fossil fuel impacts, we can't avoid the fact that these substances are inherently dirty. Oil, gas and coal are at their core, toxic substances. And as a result they are dangerous to humans and wildlife. The ten... Read More

US Governments Propose Wildlife Climate Adaptation Strategy
Posted on 2 May 2013 by Dianne Saxe

By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer As hundreds of starving sea lion pups wash up on the California coast, and as the Canadian government shuts down research into climate change, a coalition of American federal, state and tribal government... 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

More On Killing Birds With Buildings As An Environmental Offense
Posted on 29 Jan 2014 by Dianne Saxe

Ecojustice has settled its bird-killing prosecution against the Menkes Developments (Consilium Place) office complex. As described in a previous post , Ecojustice (as counsel for Ontario Nature) charged Menkes with environmental offences. They proved... Read More

Sage-Grouse Protection Threatens Growth of Renewable Energy
Posted on 13 Nov 2014 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is to decide whether or not to list the greater sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.[1] The proposed listing has caused conflict between two groups of environmentalists: conservationists... Read More

Migratory Bird Treaty Act Enforcement Questioned
Posted on 13 Nov 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MBTA”), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this Act: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], only criminalizes acts related to hunting or poaching... Read More

Migratory Birds
Posted on 15 Sep 2015 by Keller and Heckman LLP

Earlier this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published a Notice of Intent seeking comment on whether it should prepare an Environmental Impact Statement related to the impact of proposed facilities and structures on migratory birds. Trade... Read More

  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Why Do the New House Republicans Hate the Bald Eagle?

    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-thinking legislation. Looking at the new House Republicans...
  • Blog Post: Wildlife Is on the Losing End of Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels

    No matter how we try to minimize fossil fuel impacts, we can't avoid the fact that these substances are inherently dirty. Oil, gas and coal are at their core, toxic substances. And as a result they are dangerous to humans and wildlife. The ten species most threatened by fossil fuels were recently...
  • Blog Post: Jenner & Block: New Litigation Filed Over Spent Lead Ammunition On Public Lands

    By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block The Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club and the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council have filed a complaint against the U.S. Forest Service to limit the disposal of spent lead ammunition. Filed before the U.S. District Court for the District...
  • Blog Post: US Governments Propose Wildlife Climate Adaptation Strategy

    By Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Lawyer As hundreds of starving sea lion pups wash up on the California coast, and as the Canadian government shuts down research into climate change, a coalition of American federal, state and tribal government agencies has released a National Fish, Wildlife and...
  • Blog Post: More On Killing Birds With Buildings As An Environmental Offense

    Ecojustice has settled its bird-killing prosecution against the Menkes Developments (Consilium Place) office complex. As described in a previous post , Ecojustice (as counsel for Ontario Nature) charged Menkes with environmental offences. They proved that these buildings were unusually dangerous to...
  • Blog Post: Sage-Grouse Protection Threatens Growth of Renewable Energy

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is to decide whether or not to list the greater sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.[1] The proposed listing has caused conflict between two groups of environmentalists: conservationists and advocates of renewable energy such as wind power...
  • Blog Post: Migratory Birds

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published a Notice of Intent seeking comment on whether it should prepare an Environmental Impact Statement related to the impact of proposed facilities and structures on migratory birds. Trade associations representing the tower industry (PCIA...
  • Blog Post: Migratory Bird Treaty Act Enforcement Questioned

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MBTA”), [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this Act: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], only criminalizes acts related to hunting or poaching, not omissions that unintentionally kill birds...