Lawsuit filed to halt grizzly bear delisting in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem

Now the other shoe has dropped, and a number of conservation groups have filed a lawsuit to halt the delisting of the grizzly bear in the greater Yellowstone. The grizzly was delisted on May 1, 2007. The greater Yellowstone is in NW Wyoming with substantial portions extending into Montana and Idaho.

The full name of the lawsuit is Western Watersheds Project, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, Alliance For The Wild Rockies, Center For Biological Diversity, Great Bear Foundation, And Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Plaintiffs,

Christopher Servheen, U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator; H. Dale Hall, U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service Director; Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary Of The Interior; And United States Fish And Wildlife Service, defendants.

Here is the story as covered by the Bozeman, MT newspaper. Lawsuit seeks to reverse grizzly delisting. By Scott McMillion, Bozeman Chronicle Staff Writer.

Here is the original news release. Lawsuit Filed to Restore Protections for Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

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