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Tag: flat-tailed horned lizard

April 22, 2011

A welcome limitation on an illogical decision

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Something of a sleeper case decided in February just came to my attention:  Wildearth Guardians v. U.S. Secretary of the Interior, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38736 (D. Idaho Feb. 11, 2011).  The enviro plaintiffs challenged the Fish and Wildlife Service's denial of a petition to list the Columbian sharp-ta ...

March 17, 2011

The lizard slithers off into the sunset of recovery

Author:  Damien M. Schiff One of the most litigated-over species in the Southwest has been the flat-tailed horned lizard.  First noted as a species at risk by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in the early 1980s, the species was ultimately formally proposed for listing in 1993.  Fast forward nearly twenty years, and two appella ...