Biodiversity group sues to restart grizzly recovery program in North Cascades

A lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks to renew the grizzly recovery program for the North Cascades of Washington state, a program that was supported by former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke but scuttled by his successor, David Bernhardt.

The lawsuit, filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, maintains the Trump administration's abandonment of the program violates the Endangered Species Act and was based on politics, not a conservation-driven decision.

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GOP senator votes to advance Haaland nomination

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted Thursday to advance the nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to lead the Interior Department, sending her nomination to the full Senate. The

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