Description: Lawsuit to compel the Secretary of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take action under the Endangered Species Act with respect to 24 species.
Center for Biological Diversity v. Bernhardt
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 04/17/2019 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Lawsuit Filed to Compel Action Under Endangered Species Act for 24 Species, Including Climate Change-Threatened Species. Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit in federal court in the District of Columbia challenging the Secretary of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s failures (1) to make required 12-month findings on petitions to list 16 species under the Endangered Species Act; (2) to publish final listing determinations on two species; and (3) to designate critical habitat for six species. The complaint alleged climate change-related threats to six of the species that are the subject of this lawsuit—the Franklin’s bumblebee, the yellow-banded bumblebee, the meltwater lednian stonefly, the western glacier stonefly, the Miami tiger beetle, and the elfin-woods warbler.