Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

ELR Citation: 50 ELR 20036
No(s). CV-17-00475-TUC-JAS (L), CV-17-00576-TUC-JAS (C), and CV-17-00189-TUC-JAS (C) (D. Ariz. Feb 10, 2020) (Soto, J.)

A district court held that FWS must reconsider its approval of a proposed open-pit copper mine in the Coronado National Forest. An environmental group argued the agency improperly used a heightened standard of review when it determined the mine was unlikely to result in destruction or adverse modifi...