Trout Suit Nixed After FWS Agrees To Revisit Rule

Law360, New York (July 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by environmental activists fighting cuts to protections for the bull trout following the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision to re-evaluate a 2005 rule governing the designation of the threatened fish's habitat.

Judge Robert E. Jones of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon on July 1 granted the FWS' motion to voluntarily remand the case over the objections of the plaintiffs, who had asked the court to instead grant them judgment on the merits....
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