Description: Lawsuit to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to publish a 12-month finding in response to a petition to list the dunes sagebrush lizard under the Endangered Species Act.
Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/19/2022 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Center for Biological Diversity Sought to Compel Listing Determination on Dunes Sagebrush Lizard. Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed a lawsuit in the federal district court for the District of New Mexico challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s alleged failure to publish a 12-month finding in response to CBD’s petition to list the dunes sagebrush lizard under the Endangered Species Act. CBD alleged that impacts from climate change were among the threats faced by the lizard. CBD asked the court to declare that the FWS had violated the Endangered Species Act and to require the FWS to publish a 12-month listing determination by a date certain.