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Oil And Gas Groups Say Walrus ESA Suit Should Fail

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 3:32 PM EDT) -- Oil and gas industry groups told an Alaska federal court that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reasonably decided not to protect the Pacific walrus even though its sea ice habitat is likely to decline, arguing that the Endangered Species Act wasn't meant to combat climate change.

The Alaska Oil and Gas Association and American Petroleum Institute said in an amicus brief Tuesday that the FWS had sufficiently backed up its 2017 decision not to list the walrus as an endangered or threatened species even though that decision was a reversal of its 2011 finding that the animals needed protection. It...

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