The iconic grizzly bears of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem still exist because of the Endangered Species Act. But the law that has helped the bears survive is itself now in danger. Legendary photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen shares his photos and observations of matriarch Grizzly 399.
ORDER granting in part (251) Motion for Preliminary Injunction; granting in part (252) Motion for TRO. The motions are granted to the degree that the Plaintiffs seek a temporary restraining order. Defendants and Defendant-Intervenors are temporarily restrained and enjoined from authorizing and/or implementing grizzly bear hunting. This Order shall remain in effect for fourteen days from this date. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Court will withhold ruling on the motions to the degree that the Plaintiffs seek a preliminary injunction or any other more long-term-relief. Signed by Judge Dana L. Christensen on 8/30/2018. Associated Cases: 9:17-cv-00089-DLC et al. (NOS)
Tim Preso, Earthjustice's lead attorney on the lawsuit challenging the government's illegal decision to strip Yellowstone's grizzly bears of Endangered Species Act protections, explains what's at stake.