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

ELR Citation: 52 ELR 20056
No(s). 19-17585 and 19-17586 (9th Cir. May 12, 2022)

The Ninth Circuit, 2-1, affirmed a district court ruling that the Forest Service acted arbitrarily and capriciously in approving a mining operations plan for a copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains. The Service approved the plan based on its conclusion that Ā§612 of the Surface Resources and Multi...