Created: Thursday, 08 December 2016 13:01
Written by John Stewart
At the California Fish and Game Commission meeting in San Diego an agenda item for consideration was the Petition to consider listing the flat-tailed horned lizard as a California Endangered Species. The potential listing has been in review for almost two years and a staff report was issued that recommended that list of the FTHL is not warranted.
Today the Commission received a status review and public comments concerning the proposed Petition to list and voted to accept staff recommendation that listing of the FTHL is not warranted. Next step is to produce a “finding of fact” document that will be presented at the next Commission for formal adoption of the finding.
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Created: Thursday, 03 November 2016 20:24
Written by Dennis Porter, Cal4Wheel Legal Counsel
We received a favorable decision last August from a three (3) Judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirming the trial court's earlier decision to uphold the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Record of Decision to reopen most of the area that had been closed to OHV activity by an earlier lawsuit brought by the Center For Biological Diversity (CBD).
The CBD then filed a Petition for Certiorari (review) of that decision. I have now received a notice that denied that petition for a rehearing, en banc, and no judge has requested a vote on whether to rehear the matter en banc. That ends that matter as far as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is concerned.
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