Plaintiffs In Polar Bear Suit Lack Standing: DOJ

Law360 (November 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The federal government is seeking to dismiss a suit challenging the listing of the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, arguing that the unusual coalition of plaintiffs that filed the suit lacks standing.

The California Cattlemen's Association, the California Forestry Association and the Congress of Racial Equality sued the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in October, alleging that the government relied on speculative science and statistics to designate the polar bear as threatened....
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