Alaska Oil & Gas Ass'n v. Pritzker

ELR Citation: 46 ELR 20169
No(s). 14-35806, 035811 (9th Cir. Oct 24, 2016)

The Ninth Circuit upheld NMFS' decision to list a distinct population segment (DPS) of the Pacific bearded seal under the ESA based on future impacts of climate change. Using climate projections, NMFS determined that even though the species is not presently endangered, the loss of sea ice over shall...