Eighty environmental groups have asked U.S. House and Senate leaders to stop adopting budget riders that prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from writing or issuing Endangered Species Act protections for greater sage grouse.
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In the suit, conservationists say the U.S. Forest Service violated the Endangered Species Act by issuing a 10-year grazing permit that threatens grizzly bears and a tiny endangered fish — the Kendall Warm Springs dace.
After a court ruling on Great Lakes wolves, Feds give public 30 more days to comment on Yellowstone-area grizzly delisting.
In latest test for endangered species, feds and state face off against conservationists.