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August 21, 2019 | Legal Document

COMPLAINT: Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Attack on Endangered Species Act

Environmental and animal protection groups sued the Trump administration over its new regulations that dramatically weaken the Endangered Species Act. Earthjustice filed the lawsuit on behalf of Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Parks Conservation Association, WildEarth Guardians, and the Humane Society of the United States.

June 21, 2019 | Legal Document

Cadiz Pipeline and Mojave Trails National Monument: Decision on Motion for Summary Judgment

The 2017 Determination was contrary to law and failed to explain its reversal from the 2015 Determination. The 2017 Determination therefore violated the APA. As such, the Court would DENY Defendants’ motions for summary judgment, and GRANT Plaintiffs’ motions for summary judgment to the extent they attacked the 2017 Determination. The Court would remand the matter to the BLM forthwith.

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