The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (“the Services”) have issued three final rules amending the federal regulations implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The changes constitute the most sweeping revisions to ESA rules in the statute’s history. The new rules change how species are listed as endangered or…

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Kimberley Hale & Helen Barnes will present a section at the “Commercial Land Use and Zoning Law” CLE.  Their section titled, “Environmental Regulatory Hitches and Liabilities,” will guide attendees through the environmental considerations necessary in commercial property transactions, such as due diligence, mitigating known contamination through brownfield programs and other alternatives, negotiating environmental liability terms,…

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