9th Circ Revives WildEarth's Suit Over Predator Killing

Law360, New York (August 3, 2015, 9:15 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday revived claims in environmental organization WildEarth Guardians’ lawsuit alleging  the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s culling of predatory animals violates federal law, saying a lower court erred in finding a citizen’s lowered enjoyment of the outdoors did not warrant standing.

The circuit’s three-judge panel unanimously reversed a Nevada federal court’s dismissal of four out of five claims in the suit, finding that WildEarth Guardians member Don Molde’s claim that he was unable to enjoy outdoor activities in Nevada’s wilderness as a result of the USDA’s predatory wildlife management program was sufficient to establish standing under the National...

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