Cornerstone of Species Protection or “For the Birds?”: Application of the ESA Take Prohibition in The Aransas Project v. Shaw

By: Molly Masterton, Notes Editor Any day now, the Fifth Circuit may issue a ruling with immense implications for wildlife and natural resources management efforts in Texas and across the nation. The case is The Aransas Project v. Shaw, and it is one of only a handful of cases in which the federal Endangered Species… Continue reading Cornerstone of Species Protection or “For the Birds?”: Application of the ESA Take Prohibition in The Aransas Project v. Shaw

Regulating Fracking by Protecting Plants and Wildlife

By: Rose Wilkinson, Article Editor The potential environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) as they relate to human health have been discussed at great depth, but there are relatively few major federal laws governing fracking activities.[1] Paradoxically, much less has been written on the potential implications of fracking on endangered species of plants and nonhuman… Continue reading Regulating Fracking by Protecting Plants and Wildlife