In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit vacated a district court's judgment reinstating a 2016 moratorium on new coal leasing on public lands that was lifted by a DOI secretarial order in 2017.
A district court granted in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to various agency actions relating to EPA's approval of the state of Florida's application to assume permitting authority under §404 of the CWA.
The March issue of ELR features articles on FWS' "experimental populations" rule responding to climate change threats; what's happening with management of natural resources; whether risk aversion at NRC will avert the energy transition; the tyranny of environmental baselines; and avoiding performative climate justice. The issue also includes a transcript from a recent webinar that discussed the new American Climate Corps program and existing climate corps programs across the country.
December 2023 marked 50 years since the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was signed into law. The ESA has proven resilient to numerous legal challenges and saved many species from extinction. But its overall success has been debated.