Environment

    Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and the US Fish & Wildlife Service violate the Endangered Species Act by refusing to list the fluvial Arctic grayling as an endangered species, which will drive it to extinction, the Center for Biological Diversity and others claim in Billings Federal Court. See complaint.




 Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and the US Fish & Wildlife Service violate the Endangered Species Act by refusing to designate critical habitat for the Santa Ana sucker fish, California Trout claims in San Francisco Federal Court. See complaint
      
     The U.S. Forest Service violated environmental laws in approving logging on 800 acres in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, and other activities on 242 acres of habitat for elk and other threatened species, the Alliance for the Wild Rockies claims in Helena Federal Court. See complaint.
      
     Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne illegally refuses to protect critical habitat for the endangered Mississippi gopher frog, the Friends of Mississippi Public Lands claims in DC Federal Court.
      
     The Shuswap Indian Nation is lead plaintiff in a complaint that the Canadian Minister of Environment and the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority are violating environmental law with their “Rev 5” project on the Columbia River, in Vancouver, B.C., Supreme Court.

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