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Biden Administration Defends Ending Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan

Aug. 1, 2022, 5:19 PM

The US Department of the Interior should be allowed to escape a lawsuit by a conservation group that says the agency illegally ended a proposal to restore the grizzly bear population in part of Washington state, according to a filing in a Washington, D.C., federal court.

There is no federal action for the Center for Biological Diversity to challenge under the National Environmental Policy Act, the department told the US District Court for the District of Columbia. Also, there is no requirement under the Endangered Species Act to move forward with the proposal, contrary to what the group alleges, according ...