Case Filed to Protect Nesting Bald Eagles in Colorado

Earlier this week, along with co-counsel from the Law Offices of Randall Weiner, we filed suit in federal court in Colorado on behalf of a non-profit organization called Front Range Nesting Bald Eagle Studies challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (“FWS”) issuance of a nest disturbance permit under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (“BGEPA”).  The lawsuit seeks to vacate FWS’s permit – which authorizes construction of a massive multi-family residential development only 600 feet from an active eagle nest – for failing to make the necessary legal findings under BGEPA and for categorically excluding this action from any analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act despite the fact that this action will result in significant environmental impacts.  The complaint can be found here.