Federal Agency Being Sued For Information

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho conservation group has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to force a federal agency to turn over information about its methods and activities in killing wildlife in the state.

Western Watersheds Project filed the 18-page lawsuit Monday against the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services.

The lawsuit contends the federal agency is violating the Freedom of Information Act by not supplying information the group made in five requests in February and March.

In a separate lawsuit filed in February, Western Watersheds Project and four other groups sued Wildlife Services contending federal and Idaho officials are violating environmental laws by killing wolves, coyotes and other wildlife to protect livestock and crops.

The U.S. Department of Justice didn’t return a call from The Associated Press on Monday.