“Environmental Groups Aim To Intervene In Sage Grouse Lawsuit”

“BOISE, Idaho — Two environmental groups concerned the Trump administration won’t defend an Obama administration-era policy on sage grouse protections are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Idaho ranchers.

The National Audubon Society and The Wilderness Society filed documents Friday in U.S. District Court.

The initial lawsuit was filed in 2018 by brothers Douglas, Don and David Pickett, who own Tugaw ranch in south-central Idaho. Idaho intervened on the ranchers’ side a few months later.”

Keith Ridler reports for the Associated Press December 23, 2019.