Friends of Animals v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service

ELR Citation: 52 ELR 20029
No(s). 21-35062 (9th Cir. Mar 4, 2022)

The Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for FWS in a challenge to its barred owl removal experiment, which was designed to protect the threatened northern spotted owl. Environmental groups argued FWS violated the ESA by issuing a permit that failed to provide a "net conservation benefit," and NE...

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