4 Endangered Species Listing Decisions To Watch

Law360, New York (October 23, 2014, 7:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is racing to meet a court-imposed deadline of 2018 to decide whether scores of animals should be listed as endangered or threatened. Here, Law360 spotlights four creatures whose candidacies have sparked controversy among environmentalists, landowners, businesses and the government.

The deadline is part of settlements the FWS reached with environmental groups over the service’s alleged failure to act on petitions to list hundreds of animals as endangered or threatened. While environmentalists and industry attorneys both give the service high marks thus far for its efforts, both sides have taken issue with some of its decisions...

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