A Hard Look at a Noble Hawk: Ninth Circuit Requires Explicit Response to Opposing Scientific Viewpoints in a Final EIS

Goad, Amanda C.
August 2005
Ecology Law Quarterly;2005, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p715
Academic Journal
The article discusses the ruling issued by the Ninth Circuit on the case Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Forest Service concerning the violation of the National Environmental Policy Act. The agency had deemed the Northern goshawk a habitat generalist and in an Environmental Impact Statement, ignored scientists' protests that the bird prefers old-growth forest habitat. As a consequence, the Forest Service reopened the environmental impact analysis of a management plan amendment for national forests.


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