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Gray Wolves Lose Some ESA Protection In Settlement

Law360 (March 18, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT) -- Under a settlement with conservation groups reached Friday in a Montana federal court, the U.S. Department of the Interior will remove Endangered Species Act protection for gray wolves in Idaho and Montana while retaining it in four other states.

Of the 14 environmental groups that filed the suit over gray wolf protections, 10 are parties to the settlement agreement filed with the U.S. District Court of the District of Montana, including the Sierra Club and the Center for Biological Diversity. Four groups decided not to agree...
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