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9th Cir. Asked to revive Nixed endangered species rules

By on July 22, 2022 0
By Caleb Symons (July 22, 2022, 7:28 p.m. EDT) — More than a dozen conservative states, as well as groups representing the agriculture and fossil fuel industries, want the Ninth Circuit to reinstate several measures that the administration has taken to weaken the Endangered Species Act, after a federal judge struck them down earlier this month.

Joined by private landowners, states and industry groups argued Thursday that U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar erred in striking down multiple Fish and Wildlife Service rules on pretrial detention because federal courts don’t could not undo the agency’s actions without finding them illegal.

The various parties, who defended the 2019 policies, asked Judge Tigar to stay his July 5 order while they…

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