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Roadless Rule Emerges Victorious From Decade of Legal Challenges
Posted on 2 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Mr. Michael Anderson Get the latest expert analysis on the federal "Roadless Area Conservation Rule," which bans road building and logging on millions of acres of national forest land in numerous states. This article includes an overview... 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

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

Proposal to List the Big Sandy Crayfish and Guyandotte River Crayfish as Endangered
Posted on 20 Aug 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Coal, oil and gas, timber, and multiple other activities within the Guyandotte and Big Sandy watersheds in West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky will be subject to new restrictions if the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proceeds with its... Read More