Ninth Circuit Rejects Efforts to Revive Fish Recovery Plan Suit

The Ninth Circuit declined a petition for panel rehearing following a panel decision in a case ruling in favor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The case, brought by Save the Bull Trout, Friends of the Wild Swan, and Alliance for the Wild Rockies, had challenged the FWS’s plan to restore bull trout populations in the Western United States. The Ninth Circuit’s latest decision upholds their prior findings in favor of the FWS.