Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Alaska Wilderness League v. Jewell (Dept. of Interior)

<> Alaska Wilderness League v. Jewell (Dept. of Interior) - 12/31/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 15-35559. Appellants challenge an incidental take regulation that permits the incidental harm to walruses during Arctic oil and gas explorations. The Panel rules, "Because changed conditions have mooted the underlying controversy, we cannot issue the advisory opinion the parties seek. . .We dismiss this appeal as moot, vacate the judgment and order of the district court, and direct the district court to dismiss this action upon remand."

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