Major Regulatory Expansion of ESA Listing and Critical Habitat Designations

Published March 17th, 2016 by Budd-Falen Law Offices, L.L.C.


While private property owners were vehemently protesting the EPA’s expansion of jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA-Fisheries (collectively “FWS”) were bit-by-bit expanding the federal government’s overreach on private property rights and federal grazing permits through the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”). This expansion is embodied in the release of four separate final rules and two final policies that the FWS admits will result in listing more species and expanding designated critical habitat.

Read Entire Press Release Here —  2016.03.15 Press release

 

 


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