Suits Filed for Sage Grouse, Catfish and Waterdog
In Colorado the Gunnison sage grouse has just one healthy population left, thanks to habitat loss from livestock grazing and more. Half-hearted commitments to save it aren't working. So this week the Center and allies filed suit against federal agencies to make them step up and save the birds from extinction.
And in the beleaguered rivers of eastern North Carolina, two colorful aquatic creatures — a salamander with red, feathery plumes called the Neuse River waterdog and a feisty little catfish with stinging barbs called the Carolina madtom — are fighting for their lives against habitat loss, development, pollution and logging. We'd already filed suit to save them once, but the feds failed to meet their deadline for finalizing that protection — so we had to sue again.