A team of Environmental Law Clinic students, faculty and staff appeared in U.S. District Court in Sacramento on November 22 at a hearing on behalf of their clients Western Watersheds Project and Wildearth Guardians. The hearing concerned how to remedy violations of the National Environmental Policy Act by the Bureau of Land Management when the agency authorized continued cattle grazing in habitat for sage grouse and pygmy rabbit in eastern California. Clinic student, Evan Stein (’15), argued against Assistant U.S. Attorney Earlene Gordon, attorney for the Bureau of Land Management. A ruling is expected early next year.
The students involved in the case and in attendance at the hearing (as pictured here from left): Jackie Iwata (’14); Amanda Prasuhn (’15); Josh Malone (’14); and Evan Stein (’15).