Description: Lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's determination that designation of critical habitat for the rusty patch bumble bee would not be prudent and seeking to compel designation of critical habitat for the species.
Status: Plaintiffs' motions for summary judgment granted in part and denied in part, BLM’s approval of the Willow Project under NEPA vacated, FWS's biological opinion vacated, and action remanded to appropriate agencies for further proceedings. [ 08/18/2021 ]
Description: Challenges to approval of a development plan for major oil and gas development in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
Status: Parties' motions for summary judgment granted in part and denied in part and provisions of the 2017 BiOp that violated the Endangered Species Act remanded without vacatur. [ 06/24/2021 ]
Description: Challenge to the revision of the Flathead National Forest Land Management Plan in northwestern Montana, including for failing to consider or account for impacts of climate change on grizzly bears.