Just a quick note to report that NRDC, the Center for Biological Diversity, and Greenpeace filed a lawsuit this morning to compel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make a final decision about whether to protect the polar bear under the Endangered Species Act.
The Endangered Species Act required the Service to make a final decision last January. When they missed that deadline, we sent them a "60-day notice letter" of our intent to sue (something required by the statute). Well, today that 60-day clock has run, and we went to federal court in San Francisco. Hopefully, this is the kick in the chops the Administration needs.