Greens Sue DOI To Protect Sharp-Tailed Grouse

Law360, New York (November 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two environmental groups have teamed up to protect the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse, suing the U.S. Department of the Interior for refusing to list the bird as an endangered species.

The complaint, lodged Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho by Wildearth Guardians and Western Watersheds Project, alleges the decision by the DOI not to extend protections to the Columbian sharp-tailed grouse violates the Administrative Procedure Act and the Endangered Species Act.

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne’s denial of a petition to add the...
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