Chapter 6: The Endangered Species Act

"Global Climate Change and U.S. Law" (Michael B. Gerrard & Jody Freeman, Eds.); American Bar Association, Forthcoming

31 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2013  

Dave Owen

University of California - Hastings College of the Law

Date Written: November 13, 2013

Abstract

This chapter discusses the Endangered Species Act's role in the United States' legal response to climate change. For readers who are not already familiar with the statute, it begins with an overview of the ESA. The bulk of the chapter then discusses how the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service — the two administrative agencies primarily responsible for implementing the ESA — and the courts have begun addressing the ESA’s application to climate change.

Keywords: Endangered Species Act, Climate Change, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service

Suggested Citation

Owen, Dave, Chapter 6: The Endangered Species Act (November 13, 2013). "Global Climate Change and U.S. Law" (Michael B. Gerrard & Jody Freeman, Eds.); American Bar Association, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2354018 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2354018

Dave Owen (Contact Author)

University of California - Hastings College of the Law ( email )

200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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