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Defenders of Wildlife, The HSUS, et al. v. Norton (Canada lynx)

Federal Court action challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service???s decision to classify Canada lynx as endangered rather than threatened and the issuance of so-called "counterpart regulations" exempting U.S. Forest Service and other agency actions from Section 7 Consultation under the ESA. The court recently ruled in favor of the plaintiffs.


Court or Agency: United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Kessler
Plaintiff(s): Defenders of Wildlife, The HSUS, The Fund for Animals, Northwest Ecosystem Alliance, Kettle Range Conservation Group, Oregon Natural Resources Council, Predator Conservation Alliance, Restore the North Woods, Superior Wilderness Action Network, American Lands Alliance, Mark Skatrud
Defendant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
HSUS Counsel: Pat Lane
Outside Counsel: Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal
Status: Appeal Pending