"Environmental Group Sues Feds Over Grizzly Bear Decision"

"SPOKANE, Wash. — An environmental group filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday for failing to release public records on the termination of a program to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades in Washington state.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt earlier this month traveled to Omak, Washington, to announce his agency will not conduct the environmental impact statement needed to reintroduce grizzlies into the North Cascades.

That surprise decision prompted the Center for Biological Diversity to file its lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C."

Nicholas K. Geranios reports for the Associated Press July 21, 2020.

Source: AP, 07/22/2020