FWS Released From Lawsuit Over Permit For Lynx Capture

Law360, New York (February 16, 2017, 1:55 PM EST) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was released from a lawsuit Wednesday brought by environmental and animal welfare groups suing it for issuing the state of Maine a permit that allowed the accidental capture of a threatened lynx species, with a federal judge finding that the service had a rational basis to issue the permit.

Friends of Animals, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Wildlife Alliance of Maine and the Animal Welfare Institute sued FWS for using an incidental take permit to the Maine Department of...
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