Description: Challenge to failure of government agencies to respond to petition seeking a conservation plan for species threatened by climate change.
Center for Biological Diversity v. Kempthorne
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/15/2009 Stipulation Download Stipulation of dismissal filed. 01/15/2009 Complaint Download Complaint filed. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed suit against six federal agencies alleging that they failed to protect endangered species from climate change. The lawsuit alleged that the federal agencies failed to respond to a petition filed by CBD in 2007 seeking a federal conservation plan for species that were threatened by climate change. The petition asked the agencies for, among other things, a review of all threatened, endangered, and candidate species to determine which were threatened by climate change; a review of all federal recovery plans to ensure endangered species are able to adapt to a warming environment; a requirement for all federal agencies to implement endangered species recovery plans; and a review of the climate change contribution of all federal projects and mitigation of impacts on imperiled species.
Petition for Rulemaking for Endangered Species and Global Warming Initiative
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/01/2007 Petition for Rulemaking Download Petition for rulemaking submitted to multiple departments and EPA to "enhance the recovery of endangered species and address the growing impacts of global warming on imperiled species."