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18 States Sue To Block Endangered Species Act Habitat Rules – Law360

Texas and 17 other states on Tuesday sued the federal government to stop new rules that they say “broadly expand” the definition of critical habitats for wildlife listed as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

In February, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service promulgated two final rules overhauling how they implement critical habitat designation requirements under the ESA. One of them revised the definition of “destruction or adverse modification” of habitat, and the other clarified the procedures and standards…

Source: 18 States Sue To Block ESA Habitat Rules – Law360

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