Mar 272015
 

The greater sage-grouse cannot stay out of the news long. On Thursday, the Interior Department announced an agreement with Barrick Gold of North America and The Nature Conservancy allowing Barrick “to accumulate credits for successful mitigation projects that protect and enhance greater sage-grouse habitat on the company’s private Nevada ranch lands.” The company owns a […]

Mar 262015
 

The Ninth Circuit has dismissed as moot a challenge to the operations of Sharp Park golf course in the city of San Francisco (Wild Equity Institute v. City and County of San Francisco, 13-15046). “Wild Equity argued on appeal that the [Incidental Take Statement] had no independent force prior to its incorporation into the City’s […]

Mar 262015
 

NMFS has “accepted” two porbeagle shark listing petitions for full review, in light of (in the wake of, following, in compliance with — pick a phrase, any phrase) a federal judge’s order in December (though the opinion preceded it). NMFS porbeagle shark page :: WildEarth Guardians petition :: HSUS petition The Porbeagle shark can reach […]

Mar 242015
 

We had a brief story on this yesterday, with a link to the court’s decision. Yes, I am forcing you to go to that page. Press Release from the Southern Environmental Law Center and Black Warrior Riverkeeper For Release: March 24, 2015 Contact: Catherine Wannamaker, Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center, (650) 793-3372 Nelson Brooke, […]

Mar 242015
 

Just the press release, m’am PRESS RELEASE Department of Energy, Department of the Interior and Army Corps of Engineers Renew Five-Year Partnership to Advance Hydropower WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works announced today that the three agencies have extended […]

Mar 232015
 

In our haste to get this posted on the Web, we neglected to mention that the District Judge sitting by designation on the panel dissented “from the Majority’s decision to remand without vacatur.” (If we had actually read the entire opinion, we would’ve seen the dissent. It took the environmental groups’ press release today to […]