Alaska Oil & Gas Ass'n v. Ross

ELR Citation: 48 ELR 20024
No(s). 16-35380 (9th Cir. Feb 12, 2018)

The Ninth Circuit held that NOAA did not go beyond its authority when it took climate change into account when considering the ESA status of the Arctic ringed seal. In 2012, NOAA listed the Arctic ringed seal as threatened based on projected sea ice loss. Oil and gas companies challenged the ruling,...