Alaska Oil & Gas Ass'n v. Jewell

ELR Citation: 46 ELR 20042
No(s). 13-35619 et al (9th Cir. Feb 29, 2016)

The Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court decision vacating FWS' designation of critical habitat in Alaska for the polar bear, a threatened species, and reinstated the designation. The designation encompasses sea ice, terrestrial denning, and barrier island habitat. Oil and gas associations, several ...