Enviros Sue Feds Seeking More Protection Of Sage-Grouse

Law360, Washington (February 25, 2016, 7:51 PM EST) -- Four conservation organizations hit the federal government with a lawsuit Thursday challenging land use plans for areas inhabited by sage-grouse, saying the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service took a piecemeal approach to assessing the plans' environmental impact and ultimately failed to protect the bird's habitat.

Calling the plans "an important step forward" but saying they do not go far enough to protect the sage-grouse population, the groups — Western Watersheds Project, Wildearth Guardians, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Prairie Hills Audubon Society — asked an Idaho federal court to order the agencies to conduct further...

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