State of Louisiana v. Haaland
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit stayed a preliminary injunction blocking protections for endangered Rice’s whales that had been added to a Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease offered for sale. Enforcement of the preliminary injunction is now stayed pending an appeal brought by the federal government and conservation group intervenors. Oral arguments have been scheduled for Nov. 13, 2023.
[To accompany Case Law Update "Fifth Circuit Stays Injunction Blocking Protections for Endangered Rice’s Whales in Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease " from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 213]