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Bald eagle may fly off the endangered-species list

Updated: February 2, 2007, 12:29 PM ET
By Matt Weiser | Sacramento Bee — Feb. 3, 2007

The bald eagle, America's signature bird, is likely to be removed from the endangered-species list within two weeks, after one of the most successful conservation efforts in history.

But the delisting itself isn't the result of direct action by environmentalists. The eagle is about to leave the federal nest because of a lawsuit by the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation, a nonprofit law firm that has waged war against environmental regulation.

Its chief target over the ...

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