FWS May Back Off Controversial Endangered Listing For Bat

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (January 15, 2015, 3:29 PM EST) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it will consider listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, a nod to timber and energy industry groups that have complained the service's original endangered listing proposal would severely damage their business.

The service originally proposed listing the bat, which has been sent into a "rapid and severe decline" as a result of white-nose syndrome, as endangered in October 2013. Since then, a variety of industry groups have pushed for the less intensive threatened listing. Under the new proposal floated by the FWS, it would list the bat...

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