Wildlife Group Jumps Into Polar Bear Protection Suit

Law360, New York (October 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Nonprofit group Defenders of Wildlife has won its bid to intervene in a lawsuit against two government agencies that alleges that oil development threatens the polar bear species, just two weeks after a partial settlement was brokered in the case.

The lawsuit, filed in March by the Center For Biological Diversity, the Natural Resources Defense Counsel and Greenpeace Inc. against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Interior Department, claims that the government has neglected its duties to protect an increasingly vulnerable population of...
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