People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

ELR Citation: 44 ELR 20241
No(s). 2:13-cv-00278-DB (D. Utah Nov 5, 2014) (Benson, J.)

A district court held that the federal government may not regulate the take of the Utah prairie dog, a threatened species, on nonfederal lands under the ESA. In 2012, FWS issued a rule authorizing the take of the Utah prairie dog, via permit, on "agricultural lands, [private property] within [.5 mil...

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