Cattlemen’s Suit Over Mouse, Grazing Permits Dismissed For Lack Of Jurisdiction
(December 10, 2015, 10:43 AM EST) -- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico federal judge on Nov. 3 dismissed a cattlemen’s lawsuit challenging the fencing off of parts of a national forest to protect the endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mouse, saying there was no final agency action to confer jurisdiction (San Diego Cattlemen’s Cooperative Association, et al. v. Tom Vilsack, et al., No. 14-818, WildEarth Guardians v. United States Forest Service, No. 14-887, D. N.M.).
(Cattlemen’s jurisdiction opinion in Section E. Document #95-151210-009Z.)
In a related opinion, U.S. Judge Robert C. Brack...