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Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), which protects endangered and threatened species and their habitats, can delay or prevent real estate development that might harm a protected species or its habitat.

April 24, 2015
NAR has expressed concern about listing the Greater Sage Grouse as endangered because of the vast amount of property that would be impacted.
July 12, 2013
The Obama administration is looking forward to a host of new environmental regulations that go far beyond the president's plans to issue new standards for greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants.
February 22, 2013
The Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized its plan for tackling the backlog of species that warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act.
January 18, 2013
On Aug. 24. 2012, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service published a proposed rule to enact changes to the process for designating critical habitats for endangered species.
 
November 16, 2012
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries) have reopened the public comment period on a joint proposal to simplify the process of identifying habitat essential to the survival and recovery of species protected by the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
September 4, 2012
Proposed changes to the role and timing of economic impact analyses during the process of designating critical habitat for an endangered species may have unintended economic impacts on adjacent communities.
June 15, 2012
As a result of unprecedented commitments by private landowners to voluntary conservation agreements now in place in New Mexico and Texas that provide for the long-term conservation of the dunes sagebrush lizard, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the species does not need to be listed under the Endangered Species Act.