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Supreme Court Orders New Review in Weyerhaeuser Frog Habitat Case (2)

Nov. 27, 2018, 3:36 PMUpdated: Nov. 27, 2018, 7:25 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court told a lower court to take another look at the federal designation of privately owned land in Louisiana as critical habitat for the endangered dusky gopher frog.

Ruling unanimously in a case involving the forest-products company Weyerhaeuser Co., the justices Nov. 27 called for a closer look at the meaning of the word “habitat” in the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

Weyerhaeuser, which owns part of the land, said the designation was improper because the animal doesn’t live on the property and couldn’t do so without modifications to the land. Weyerhaeuser is harvesting timber on the land ...