“Feds Scrap Plans To Reintroduce Grizzlies To North Cascades”

“SPOKANE, Wash. — The federal government on Tuesday decided to scrap plans to reintroduce grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt told a meeting of community members in Omak, Washington, that his agency will not conduct the environmental impact statement needed to move forward with the plan.

“The Trump Administration is committed to being a good neighbor, and the people who live and work in north central Washington have made their voices clear that they do not want grizzly bears,″ Bernhardt said in a news release.”

Nicholas K. Geranios reports for the Associated Press July 7, 2020.

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“Interior Drops Plan to Reintroduce Grizzly Bears in Cascades” (Bloomberg Environment)