Biodiversity Legal Found. v. Badgley

ELR Citation: ELR 20539
No(s). 00-35076, -35089 (9th Cir. Mar 21, 2002)

The court reverses a district court decision and holds that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) does not have discretion under Endangered Species Act (ESA) Ā§4 to make an initial determination to list a petitioned species beyond the ESA's 12-month deadline for making final determinations. The c...