Polar Bear Endangered Species Act Listing

ELR Citation: 41 ELR 20319
No(s). 08-764 (D.D.C. Oct 17, 2011) (Sullivan, J.)

A district court held that the FWS violated NEPA, but not the ESA, when it issued a special rule that specifies the protective mechanisms that apply to the polar bear as a result of its threatened status. In May 2008, the FWS listed the polar bear as threatened under the ESA. The Service then issued...