Northern California Court Re-Instates Protections For Sage Grouse
A U.S. District Court in Northern California reinstated protections for the bi-state sage grouse in California and Nevada.
Environmental groups such as the Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project had filed a motion against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for withdrawing the bi-state distinct population of greater sage groups as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
The court further ordered the Fish and Wildlife Service to provide a new opportunity for public comment on the proposed listing.
In a statement, an attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity called the decision an “important victory” that reinstates crucial protections for the birds.
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