FWS Defeats Enviros' Suit To Expand Sea Turtle Habitat

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Tuesday quashed an environmental group's bid to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to quickly expand the critical habitat of an endangered species of sea turtle to include Puerto Rico's coastline, finding the court had no jurisdiction to review the agency's decision.

U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said Congress gave the FWS broad discretion to make critical habitat determinations and chose not to set any measurable standard to evaluate the agency's decisions, rejecting an attempt from the Sierra Club to...
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SIERRA CLUB v. UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE et al


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1:11-cv-00993

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District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

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Colleen Kollar-Kotelly

Date Filed

May 27, 2011

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