Thursday, June 18, 2015

Cottonwood Environmental Law Center v. US Forest Service

<> Cottonwood Environmental Law Center v. US Forest Service - 6/17/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-35624. The panel affirmed the district court's holding that the United States Forest Service violated Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act when it failed to reinitiate consultation after the United States Fish and Wildlife Service designated critical habitat for the Canada lynx on National Forest land; affirmed the district court's denial of injunctive relief to Cottonwood Environmental Law Center; and remanded to provide Cottonwood an opportunity to make an evidentiary showing that specific projects would likely cause irreparable damage to its members' interests.

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