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April 8, 2014
Court upholds massive listing settlements between FWS, greens

E & E News, April 1, 2014 By Phil Taylor A federal court in Washington, D.C., today upheld a pair of sweeping 2011 settlements between the Obama administration and environmental groups over the streamlining of endangered species decisions, concluding that a homebuilders coalition lacked standing to challenge them. It marked the fourth time in a […]

October 28, 2013
Petition to List 81 Marine Species under the ESA

NOAA Fisheries Background On July 15, 2013, NMFS received a petition from WildEarth Guardians [pdf] to list 81 species as threatened or endangered and designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act. The 81 petitioned species includes corals hagfishes sharks skates rays bony fishes sea snakes marine mammals NMFS will respond to the petition with 90-day findings […]