Alaska Oil and Gas Trade Group Challenges Bearded Seal ESA Listing

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Legal publisher Law360 recently reported on a federal Endangered Species Act lawsuit filed by the Alaska Oil & Gas Association against the National Marine Fisheries Service. The suit argues that a recently implemented NMFS rule listing two populations of bearded seals as "threatened species" is not supported by the scientific evidence and violates the ESA's listing provisions. The suit was filed on behalf of AOGA by Stoel Rives attorneys Jeffrey Leppo and Ryan Steen.

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"Oil Group Challenges Seals' 'Threatened Species' Status" was published by Law360, May 24, 2013.

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Jeffrey W. Leppo
Ryan P. Steen
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