CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY v. UNITED STATES FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE

No. CV 17-99-M-DWM.

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE; and RYAN ZINKE, in his official capacity as Secretary of the Interior, Defendants.

United States District Court, D. Montana, Missoula Division.

Editors Note
Applicable Law: 42 U.S.C. § 4321
Cause: 42 U.S.C. § 4321 Review of Agency Action - Environment
Nature of Suit: 893 Environmental Matters
Source: PACER


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Center for Biological Diversity, Plaintiff, represented by Kristine Marie Akland , AKLAND LAW FIRM, PLLC.

Center for Biological Diversity, Plaintiff, represented by Sarah Uhlemann , CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, pro hac vice & Tanya Sanerib , CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, pro hac vice.


ORDER

DONALD W. MOLLOY, District Judge.

Plaintiff Center for Biological Diversity filed this action on July 13, 2017, alleging the Federal Defendants violated the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA") in their preparation of an Environmental Assessment related to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora ("CITES"). A similar challenge is already pending before the Court. See WildEarth Guardians v. Hoover, CV 16-65-M-DWM.

Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the parties shall file a statement as to their position on consolidation with the WildEarth case on or before August 1, 2017. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 42(a)(2). As the Federal Defendants have yet to appear in this action, the plaintiff is responsible for informing them of this Order and conferring with them regarding the joint filing.


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