Category Archives: Endangered Species & Wildlife

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What’s the Buzz? Tell Me What’s A-Happening

When the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service placed the rusty patched bumblebee on the endangered species list back on March 21, many observers wondered how this action could impact a wide variety of infrastructure development proposals.  Unlike some of the recent controversial species management actions that implicated areas of the American west more accustomed to … Continue Reading

Avoiding NEPA – Even for “Worthy Goals” – Is Never Advisable

Book with follow the rulesFrom the very first day of my legal career, clients have asked me some variation of this question:  “Why can’t we just prepare a shorter Environmental Assessment (EA) or even issue a Categorical Exclusion (no analysis at all) instead of doing a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for our project?” The answer is almost always … Continue Reading
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