Federal Staff Sue DOI For Control Of Bison Refuge

Law360, New York (December 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An alliance of federal employees and former high-placed U.S. Department of the Interior officials has lowered its horns, filing suit to revoke an agency decision that transferred control of a historic bison refuge in Montana to an American Indian tribe.

The complaint, lodged Monday in the U.S District Court for the District of Columbia, claims that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2008 annual funding agreement with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes improperly grants the tribe management of the National Bison Range Complex.

The agency...
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