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Oct 31

BLM Responds to Allegations of Fracking-Related Endangered Species Act Violations

As we previously reported, on August 29, 2012, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) gave notice of its intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for alleged violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Last week, BLM responded (pdf) to CBD’s notice, rejecting CBD’s central contention that BLM has unlawfully failed to reinitiate consultation under the […]

Oct 16

Environmental Groups File CEQA Action to Enjoin California Regulators from Permitting Fracking

On October 16, 2012, four environmental groups filed a state court action alleging that California’s Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) has failed to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in the permitting process for oil and gas operations, including hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the state. A copy of the […]

Aug 30

Environmental Group Threatens Suit for Fracking-Related Endangered Species Act Violations

On August 29, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) gave notice of its intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for alleged violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). CBD’s notice asserts that BLM has unlawfully failed to reinitiate consultation under the ESA in connection with claimed risks to various ESA-listed species caused by hydraulic […]

Jun 26

The Tucson Herpetological Society v. Salazar Decision And Its Progeny: A Move Away From Blind Deference To Agency Decision-Making

Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP partner Eric Adair recently published a paper in the March 2012 California Water Law & Policy Reporter, in collaboration with Rebecca Akroyd of Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard. The paper discusses a 2009 Ninth Circuit decision, Tucson Herpetological Society v. Salazar, 566 F.3d 870 (9th Cir. 2009), and its progeny. From […]

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