Loss of habitat is one of the chief threats to endangered and threatened species. Consequently, the Endangered Species Act provides … More
Tag: Critical Habitat
What are “reasonable efforts” to restore habitat? Supreme Court argument highlights the importance of who pays to recover endangered species
On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, … More
Property owners for regulation?
With endangered species reform getting some much deserved attention, it is a happy coincidence that the Supreme Court will soon … More
What if, instead of battling about the costs of environmental regulations in the political arena and the courts, property owners and environmental groups treated their differences as an opportunity for arbitrage?
Whether regulation generally—and environmental regulation, in particular—imposes significant burdens on property owners and other regulated parties is sharply contested. The … More
Settling lawsuit brought by 20 states, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider critical habitat regulations. What will this mean for conservation?
Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it had settled a lawsuit brought by 20 states against … More
Supreme Court to review shy frog case, decide whether land that isn’t habitat can be regulated as “critical habitat”
On Monday, the Supreme Court granted review in Weyerhauser v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services—a closely watched case about a federal … More
Matching the Endangered Species Act’s incentives with its ethics
It looks increasingly likely that Congress will attempt to overhaul the Endangered Species Act next year. Rob Bishop, chairman of … More
Endangered species depend on private land for habitat, so why treat landowners as the enemy?
Designating uninhabitable private land as “critical habitat” discourages private conservation with no compensating benefit for species.
If the Endangered Species Act were a doctor, it would lose its medical license
The Endangered Species Act is popular, despite an abysmal recovery rate, because of survey bias, voter ignorance, and poor debate.
Why do property owners care about critical habitat?
Recently, 18 states announced that they were challenging the Fish and Wildlife Service’s new critical habitat regulations. For decades, the … More