Defenders of Wildlife v. Norton

ELR Citation: ELR 20846
No(s). s. 99-56362, 00-55496 (9th Cir. Jul 31, 2001)

The court holds that the U.S. Department of the Interior's (DOI's) decision to withdraw a proposed rule recommending the flat-tailed horned lizard for protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was arbitrary and capricious. The lizard was identified as a candidate for listing under the ESA in...