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Wildlife Agency Sued After Dropping Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan

Dec. 16, 2020, 8:47 PM

The Trump administration illegally abandoned its recovery plan for grizzly bears in Washington state, despite evidence showing the bears face local extinction without human intervention, according to a lawsuit filed in a District of Columbia federal court Wednesday.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, says the July decision by the National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service to discontinue a recovery plan for grizzly bears in the North Cascades violates the Endangered Species Act.

The agencies also backed away from studying the restoration of grizzly bears in the area in violation of ...