Interior Department, states appeal sage grouse ruling
IDAHO, WYOMING | By KEITH RIDLER (AP) – The Interior Department, Idaho and Wyoming are appealing a court ruling that halted a Trump administration plan to ease land-use restrictions that protect struggling sage grouse.
The notices filed Monday say the agency and states will seek a review by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals of a ruling temporarily preventing the plan from being used.
Idaho and Wyoming back the Trump administration plan that eases restrictions on energy companies and other industries.
A judge in October said the U.S. Bureau of Land Management hadn’t adequately considered how the Trump administration plan could harm sage grouse.