Environmental Law


Natural resources and environmental law goes hand in hand with federal and state lands in the West, and the Budd-Falen Law Offices provides its clients with over 20 years of experience concerning the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act in the West.

  1. Endangered Species Act
    1. Impact of the Endangered Species Act – November, 1998
    2. Effect of ESA on Agriculture – Grizzly Bear and Gray Wolf-2006
    3. Global Warming, Who Really Decides if it Exists-September, 2008
    4. ESA Section 7 Consultation Flow Chart
    5. Sample Request for Participation in ESA Section 7 Consultation
    6. Foreign and Domestic Train Wreck in the Making – January, 2011
    7. Debt for Nature – Financing American Endangered Species on Foreign Soil – February, 2011
    8. Priority Recommendations for Endangered Species Act submitted to U.S. House Natural Resources Committee by Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – March, 2012
  2. National Environmental Policy Act
    1. Congressional Testimony of Karen Budd-Falen on NEPA, Is Everything a Major Federal Action, Significantly Effecting the Environment?
    2. To What Extent do Environmental Organizations Attempt to Use NEPA to Reduce or Eliminate the Use of Natural Resources on Public Lands and Obtain Costs and Attorneys Fees Pursuant to EAJA?
    3. Sample Request for Joint Lead or Cooperating Agency Status
  3. Clean Water Act
    1. Montana v. Wyoming and North Dakota – U.S. Supreme Court to hear Yellowstone Compact Cas – October, 2008
  4. Other Federal and State Environmental Acts
    1. Sustaining Working Landscapes – September, 2003
    2. Sample Request for Completion of a Takings Implications Assessment

Speaking Engagements

  • Land Use Plan Workshop

    The Northwest Landowners Association (NWLA) will host a Land Use Plan Workshop in cooperation with the Budd-Falen Law Offices LLC on December 6, 2017 at the Grand Hotel in Minot, North Dakota. The workshop, which will be led by Karen Budd-Falen, is meant for county government officials. This workshop will walk you through the process of how to development a land use plan and the reasons to develop a land use plan. You may contact Amy Shelton for more information: northwestlandownersassociation@gmail.com.

    December 6, 2017 | Grand Hotel -- Minot, North Dakota

    Speaker: Karen Budd-Falen


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