Stoel Rives' attorneys Barbara Craig, Per Ramfjord and Sarah Stauffer Curtiss review in Law360 a new Fish and Wildlife Service rule that extends the term for programmatic "take" permits under the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The new rule represents a significant change, since under the current rule programmatic permits for incidental "takes" of bald and golden eagles could extend only for five years.
Craig et. al provide an overview of the new rule and discuss how it will likely impact project operators and developers.
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