"Greens Sue To Stop Rollback Of Yellowstone Grizzly Protections"

"Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration over its decision to remove the Yellowstone grizzly bear’s protections as a threatened species.

In a pair of lawsuits filed in Montana federal court Wednesday, the groups say the Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service ignored dire threats to the Yellowstone grizzly’s livelihood, such as climate change and declines in its food sources, and improperly designated it as a distinct population from nearby bears.

'With grizzly deaths spiking and the population in apparent decline, the Yellowstone population needs continued protection, not a new threat of state-sponsored trophy hunting,' Timothy Preso, an attorney with Earthjustice, said in a statement."

Timothy Cama reports for The Hill August 30, 2017.

Source: The Hill, 08/31/2017