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ESA Lawsuit

Dec 03, 2019

Conservation groups sue feds over California water project opinions: “Several fishing and conservation organizations sued the Trump administration in a California federal court Monday over a series of Endangered Species Act biological opinions that could set new rules for the operation of major water projects in the state and endanger already-threatened fish species. Conservation groups claim in the suit that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service’s biological assessments of two major California water projects, the Central Valley Project and State Water Project, were politically motivated and failed to consider proper environmental protection standards. … ” Read more from the Courthouse News Service here: Conservation groups sue feds over California water project opinions

Fishing and environmental groups sue Trump administration over violation of Endangered Species Act: Dan Bacher writes, “Fishing and environmental groups today sued the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service for acting in an “arbitrary and capricious manner” in their failure to uphold the protection of imperiled salmon and other species under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). The suit is an environmental and administrative law action brought by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, Institute for Fisheries Resources, Golden State Salmon Association, Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., Defenders of Wildlife, and Bay.org d/b/a The Bay Institute. ... ” Read more from the Daily Kos here: Fishing and environmental groups sue Trump administration over violation of Endangered Species Act

NRDC’s 100th suit against the Trump Administration seeks to protect California salmon and endangered species:  “Marking NRDC’s 100th lawsuit against the Trump administration in just over 1,000 days, NRDC and a coalition of fishing and conservation groups today challenged the U.S. Department of the Interior’s moves to weaken protections for endangered fish species in California’s Bay-Delta watershed and allow massive water projects to increase diversions from the imperiled estuary.  In the past three years, NRDC and our litigators have gone toe-to-toe with half of the president’s Cabinet. Of the 61 cases that have been resolved—either by court decision or by the defendants’ yielding—we’ve scored wins in 92 percent of them. … ”  Read more from the NRDC here: NRDC’s 100th suit against the Trump Administration seeks to protect California salmon and endangered species

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