Conservationists to sue U.S. for denying protections for wolverines

August 13, 2014 4:26 PM

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Conservationists to sue U.S. for denying protections for wolverines

SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - Conservationists said on Wednesday they will sue the Obama administration over its decision to deny federal protections for rare wolverines in the mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

In a 60-day notice of intent to file the suit, a coalition of 13 conservation groups told the administration that politics underpinned this week's decision, instead of the "best available science" as required by the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

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