The Supreme Court did not take up the appeal of the critical habitat designation for polar bears in Alaska. So the earlier Ninth Circuit court ruling stands.

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2017/05/...abitat-intact/


As I understand it, almost 98% of the cases filed with the Supreme court fail to get a hearing. If a ruling from a Federal Circuit court is filed with the Supreme court, it takes 4 of 9 votes from the Supremes for that case to get a hearing.

This one didn't get four votes.