Parker Moore Quoted in Law360 on Pending Endangered Species Act Listing of the Northern Long-Eared Bat
Parker Moore, a principal of Beveridge & Diamond and leader of the firm’s Endangered Species and Wildlife Protection practice group, was quoted in a January 15 Law360 article titled “FWS May Back Off Controversial Endangered Listing for Bat.”
Noting that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) may consider listing the Northern Long-Eared Bat as a “threatened” rather than an “endangered” species and, concurrently, may issue a proposed special 4(d) rule that would authorize certain activities that impact the bat to occur, Mr. Moore said the 4(d) proposal is an “important step,” and shows an endangered listing might not be inevitable.
“But the 4(d) falls far short of where it should be. It covers only a very narrow suite of activities that all but excludes every single major industry activity that drives the economy,” Moore said.
Mr. Moore leads Beveridge & Diamond’s representation of a group of industry stakeholders that has engaged in comments and meetings with FWS on the bat listing.
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Beveridge & Diamond's Endangered Species and Wildlife Protection practice represents industry clients in developing successful strategies that enable project development to proceed while the species are protected. The firm also represents clients in federal court Endangered Species Act litigation and enforcement actions.