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Breaking News: Proposed USFWS Endangered Species Act Regulations

When:

July 31, 2018

Where:

Webinar only


ELI Member Breaking News Webinar

The Department of the Interior and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently proposed comprehensive changes in how the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is implemented. These regulations and policies address the species listing process, including the definition of “foreseeable future,” critical habitat designations, and the Section 7 consultation process, which directs all Federal agencies to consult with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service when any agency action might affect an endangered or threatened species. If approved, these rules could have a significant impact on species conservation in the United States. The proposed changes were published to the Federal Register on July 25th and will be open to public comment for 60 days. Join ELI and expert panelists for this Breaking News webinar, which will highlight initial reactions to the proposed changes, released on July 19th.

This panel provided an advanced look into potential benefits and repercussions of utilizing the ESA under this regulatory proposal.  Each panelist highlighted his/her top areas of interest in the proposals and described improvements that could be made in the process to finalize the regulations.

Panelists:
Ya-Wei Li, Director for Biodiversity, Environmental Policy Innovation Center, Moderator
Dave Owen, Professor of Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Holly Pearen, Senior Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund
Steven P. Quarles, Partner, Nossaman LLP
Jonathan Wood, Adjunct Fellow, Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)

Materials:
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