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Volume 52, Issue 15

52 ELR 20056
No(s). 19-17585 and 19-17586 (9th Cir. May 12, 2022)

The Ninth Circuit, 2-1, affirmed a district court ruling that the Forest Service acted arbitrarily and capriciously in approving a mining operations plan for a copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains.

Keywords:
Mining Law of 1872
52 ELR 20055
No(s). 20-17412 (9th Cir. May 10, 2022)

The Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the National Park Service (NPS) in a challenge to the Service's authority to prohibit commercial herring fishing in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).

Keywords:
Wildlife (generally)
52 ELR 20057
No(s). 20-cv-06787-JSC (N.D. Cal. May 16, 2022)

A district court granted summary judgment for environmental groups in a challenge to FWS' 2020 withdrawal of its 2013 proposal to list the bi-state sage-grouse as a threatened species under the ESA, and vacated the withdrawal.

Keywords:
Determination of endangered and threatened species, Ā§4