September 01, 2015

Ninth Circuit Rulings yield changes to Endangered Species Act rules and policies

R. Todd Silliman and Stefanie Warren

Rulings of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit have resulted in recent changes to federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations and policy. These changes concern the listing of threatened and endangered species and the conditions under which the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) or National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will authorize incidental take of ESA-listed species.

Premium Content For:
  • Environment, Energy, and Resources Section
Join - Now