Bush-Era Grazing Rights Violate NEPA, 9th Circ. Rules

Law360, New York (September 2, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that grazing regulations the U.S. Bureau of Land Management proposed during the Bush administration are illegal because they violate the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.

In an opinion Wednesday by Judge Richard A. Paez, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that the BLM had failed to take a “hard look” at the environmental effects of its proposed 2006 regulations and failed to consult with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, as required...
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