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Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan Challenge on Hold During Biden Review

March 8, 2021, 9:32 PM

A challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to discontinue its recovery plan for grizzly bears in Washington state will be on hold pending the Biden administration’s review, a Washington, D.C., federal court ruled Monday.

The federal government and Center for Biological Diversity sought to “give appropriate officials adequate time to review” the decision and “determine how they would like to proceed,” according to the joint motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service started a process under the National Environmental Policy Act to study the ...