Author: Brandon Middleton
In Utah, state and local officials have been working with representatives from the private sector to come up with a Endangered Species Act plan to restore the population of black-footed ferrets in the northern part of the state. The problem, however, is that even if the plan goes forward, "nothing stops environmental groups from suing to force greater protection," as the local ranching community rightly notes. So for now, the conservation plan appears to be on hold.
More details from The Salt Lake Tribune.