FWS Bat Intake Rule Won't Drive Project Developers Batty

Law360, New York (January 25, 2016, 11:59 AM EST) -- Ankur K. Tohan

James M. Lynch Last spring, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) published a final rule to list the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species and an interim 4(d) rule under the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. §1531 et seq.).

The interim 4(d) rule reflected an attempt by the Service to accommodate both conservation needs and industry group interests; however, it was widely believed that the listing of the bat as a threatened species would impose a significant burden on wind, energy and other energy infrastructure projects carried out within range of the bat, as defined...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS