Spirit of the Sage Council v. Norton

ELR Citation: ELR 20008
No(s). 98-1873 (EGS) (D.D.C. Dec 11, 2003)

The court holds that the no surprises rule, which provides regulatory assurances to holders of incidental take permits (ITPs) issued under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that they will not be required to commit funds or resources beyond those contemplated at the time the permit was issued to mitig...