DOI erases litigation website, invites more “sue and settle” lawsuits


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“In part, the new secretary’s order states that the department’s solicitor “shall remove” the litigation website that for several years has made public and easily searchable information about settlements, consent decrees and attorney fees paid out to private groups. The litigation page, for instance, showed that Interior agreed last year to pay the Center for Biological Diversity $140,000 in attorney fees following a lawsuit over the Rio Grande cutthroat trout.” — E&E News

In Episode 282 of District of Conservation, Gabriella discusses a positive update on Happy the Asian elephant’s situation and the Department of Interior revoking a Trump-era secretarial order offering transparency on “sue and settle” lawsuits. 

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  • Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at www.gabriellahoffman.com

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