Center for Biological Diversity v. Everson

ELR Citation: 50 ELR 20031
No(s). 15-477 (EGS) and 16-910 (EGS) (D.D.C. Jan 28, 2020) (Sullivan, J.)

A district court held that FWS' decision to list the northern long-eared bat as threatened rather than endangered under the ESA was arbitrary and capricious. Environmental groups argued that the rationale FWS relied on to reach its decision—that the species had not yet suffered declines and appear...