FWS Rethinks Bull Trout Stance In Wake Of Scandal

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service may soften its stance in a lawsuit brought against it by environmental activists fighting cuts to habitat protections for the threatened bull trout, amid a larger review of certain Endangered Species Act decisions that were allegedly tainted by a Bush administration official who exerted undue political pressure on the process.

Lawyers for the FWS said in court documents filed March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon that without any concession of law or fact, the...
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