Description: Lawsuit to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make determinations regarding the status of nine species under the Endangered Species Act, including species threatened by climate change.
Center for Biological Diversity v. Zinke
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 03/30/2017 Stipulation Download Stipulation filed to modify the settlement agreement. 08/30/2016 Settlement Agreement Download Stipulated settlement agreement submitted. The parties submitted a settlement agreement pursuant to which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to a schedule for reviewing the status of the species. 08/05/2016 Complaint Download Amended complaint filed. The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make findings on whether nine "highly-imperiled" species should be listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. For four of the species (the Barrens topminnow, the foothill yellow-legged frog, the Northern Rockies fisher, and the Virgin River spinedace), the complaint alleged that climate change was one of the threats to the species and its habitat. 03/16/2016 Complaint Download Complaint filed.