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Environmental Groups Lose Effort to Block Grizzly Bear Killings

June 22, 2020, 3:28 PM

Many checks are in place to ensure the killing of grizzly bears, especially females, won’t suddenly increase, a Washington federal court said in denying a motion by environmental groups to enjoin grizzly bear killings.

The groups’ delay in bringing their lawsuit and seeking a preliminary injunction also undermines their argument that they will be irreparably harmed without it, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia said.

Three environmental groups sued after the U.S. Forest Service allowed livestock grazing in Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest. The agency’s decision was based on a 2019 Biological Opinion and Incidental Take Statement by ...

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