Shearwater v. Ashe

ELR Citation: 45 ELR 20151
No(s). 14-CV-02830 (N.D. Cal. Aug 11, 2015) (Koh, J.)

A district court held that FWS violated NEPA when it issued a rule increasing from five years to 30 years the maximum duration of programmatic permits for wind energy developers to take bald and golden eagles. FWS issued the rule in hopes of promoting renewable energy projects. But when it issued th...