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« on: December 21, 2012, 03:17:26 pm »


By Jessica Ferrell and Daniel K. Kolta   
December 21, 2012

Natural resource decisions made in President Obama’s first term included plenty of controversy: the ESA listing of the polar bear, along with listing and delisting of other high profile species; passage of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act; restoration of ESA consultation regulations that the second Bush Administration had altered; prioritization of domestic renewable energy projects; and efforts to zone areas of the ocean. The second term will include increased ESA listing decisions, including on backlogged “candidate” species; continued disputes between environmental groups, agencies, and developers over energy development on public lands; disputes over the designation of critical areas for wildlife; and, possibly, some level of implementation of a national ocean policy.

To read the full article....   http://www.martenlaw.com/newsletter/20121221-natural-resource-decisions-controversy
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