Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; and Debra Haaland, in her official capacity as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior


The Center for Biological Diversity has filed suit alleging the Fish and Wildlife Service has failed to make required findings as to whether seven species warrant listing under the Endangered Species Act. In response to earlier petitions, the agency determined that listing the seven species was “warranted but precluded.” Such a finding triggers a requirement to reconsider the petition within 12 months, but the last determination for the seven species was issued 20 months ago.

[To accompany Federal Case Law Update "CBD Challenges Failure of FWS to List Several Species Under ESA" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 92.]