Yesterday, the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit against the USFWS to seek protection for the Colorado River cutthroat
under the Endangered Species Act. They claim that the USFWS dened the protection in 2007, it was based “on a flawed Bush-era policy that allowed the agency to look only at current range when considering whether the trout is endangered.” The CBD would like a more expansive interpretation used, reflecting the historical range of the fish. (See a pdf file containing the full suit here.
) “The Center for Biological Diversity has been actively working to overturn Bush-era decisions limiting protection for endangered species, including suing to overturn decisions affecting 54 species. To date, this campaign has been highly successful, with the Obama administration agreeing to reconsider 45 of the 54 decisions.”