Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service et al
ORDER. IT IS ORDERED that the parties shall file a statement as to their position on consolidation with the WildEarth case on or before August 1, 2017. Signed by Judge Donald W. Molloy on 7/13/2017. (NOS)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL
JUL 1 3 2017
Clerk, U S District Court
District Of Montana
UNITED STATES FISH &
WILDLIFE SERVICE; and RYAN
ZINKE, in his official capacity as
Secretary of the Interior,
Plaintiff Center for Biological Diversity filed this action on July 13, 2017,
alleging the Federal Defendants violated the National Environmental Policy Act
("NEPA") in their preparation of an Environmental Assessment related to the
Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora
("CITES"). A similar challenge is already pending before the Court. See
WildEarth Guardians v. Hoover, CV 16-65-M-DWM.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that the parties shall file a statement as to
their position on consolidation with the WildEarth case on or before August 1,
2017. See Fed. R. Civ. P. 42(a)(2). As the Federal Defendants have yet to appear
in this action, the plaintiff is responsible for informing them of this Order and
conferring with them regarding the joint filing.
DATED this __ day of July, 2017.
United States District Court
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