Description: Lawsuit to compel compliance with a court order remanding a critical habitat rule for the Canada lynx in the United States.
WildEarth Guardians v. Skipwith
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/01/2020 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Lawsuit Filed to Compel Designation of Critical Habitat for Canada Lynx in the United States. A lawsuit filed in the federal district court for the District of Montana sought to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to comply with the court’s September 2016 order remanding a critical habitat rule for the Canada lynx, a species whose population in the United States is threatened by climate change. The 2016 order found that the critical habitat rule violated the Endangered Species Act, although it rejected the argument that the FWS was required to designate unoccupied habitat that could serve as climate change refugia in the future.