November 11, 2010

More litigation for the Pacific fisher

By More litigation for the Pacific fisher

Author:  Damien M. Schiff

This week, the Center for Biological Diversity and other environmental groups filed suit challenging the California Fish & Game Commission's decision not to list the Pacific fisher (a small, weasel-like mammal) under the California Endangered Species Act.  CBD also has a lawsuit ongoing against the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service over that agency's decision to keep the fisher a "candidate" species for listing, but not listing it.  Pacific Legal Foundation unsuccessfully challenged that federal candidate listing in Sierra Forest Products v. Kempthorne.

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