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Tribal Concerns Help Enhance Review Required For An Extension of Bald and Golden Eagle Take Permits

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) was recently delayed in proposing a new rule increasing the maximum duration of permits for take of bald and golden eagles from five years to thirty years due to concerns raised by Tribal communities and environmental groups. 514 more words

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Ninth Circuit Decides Pit River Tribe v. Bureau of Land Management re: Medicine Lake Highlands

Here is the opinion. An excerpt from the court’s syllabus:

The panel reversed the district court’s order granting judgment on the pleadings in an action brought by environmental organizations challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s continuation of 26 geothermal leases in northeastern California’s Medicine Lake Highlands.

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher