Competing Suits Over Grazing, Endangered Mouse Are Consolidated In New Mexico

Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 1:56 PM EDT) -- ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Separate lawsuits that challenge grazing restrictions to protect an endangered mouse were consolidated April 2 by a California federal judge (San Diego Cattlemen’s Cooperative Association, et al. v. Tom Vilsack, et al., No. 14-818, WildEarth Guardians v. United States Forest Service, et al., No. 14-887, D. N.M.).

(Opinion available. Document #95-150409-013Z.)

In June, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Fish and Wildlife proposed designating critical habitat for the mouse,...
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