Trump Administration Violated ESA and NEPA with Regard to Leatherback Sea Turtles

A federal court in California has ruled that the Trump administration violated both the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act when it allowed longline fishing off the California coast without considering the best available evidence on the decision’s impact on leatherback sea turtles. The decision follows a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island Restoration Network.