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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About The Author

Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project.

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June 2007


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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