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Proposed Rule Would Regulate U.S. Navy’s Impact on Marine Mammals

Posted in Legislation

On January 31, 2013, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a proposed rule to regulate the impact of United States Navy exercises on marine mammals.  The rule would affect areas off the Southern California, Atlantic, and Hawaiian coastlines.  The proposed rule is in response to the Navy’s request for authorization to incidentally take (e.g., harm… Continue Reading

Services Issue Notice of Controversial New Interpretation of Threatened and Endangered Species

Posted in Delisting, Fish & Wildlife Service, Listing, Regulatory Reform

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service (Services) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (PDF) in the Federal Register that will, if adopted, change the Services’ standards for listing and delisting species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  See Draft Policy on Interpretation of the Phrase… Continue Reading