Judge orders new study in dispute over grizzly habitat, saying government broke the law

Updated: December 14, 2006, 3:14 PM ET
Associated Press — Dec. 14, 2006

MISSOULA, Mont. — The federal government broke the law by not addressing flaws in a study it relied on in allowing maintenance of roads in grizzly bear habitat in parts of Montana, Idaho and Washington, a judge ruled Wednesday.

The U.S. Forest Service must conduct a new environmental study because it violated the National Environmental Policy Act, which required them to acknowledge that the research was questioned, U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ruled.

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