DOI Promises Decision On Caribou Habitat By 2011

Law360, New York (June 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior has promised to decide by late 2011 whether the woodland caribou living in Idaho and Washington's Selkirk Mountains need a critical habitat designation, settling a declaratory action filed earlier this year by four environmental groups.

Judge Edward F. Shea of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington signed off on the settlement agreement Monday, bringing an end to the suit Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity and two local groups filed in mid-January against the department,...
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