The Supreme Court held that the Endangered Species Act prohibits the modification of the habitats of endangered and threatened animals.
Babbitt v. Sweet Home Chapter of Communities for a Great Oregon, 115 S. Ct. 2407 (1995).
Lee A. Kosakowski,
Environmental Law - The Endangered Species Act - Private Property Rights,
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