US Supreme Court won’t hear prairie dog protections lawsuit

  • This Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, shows prairie dogs in southern Utah. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Utah property owners challenging endangered-species protections for prairie dogs, but the plaintiffs say the case has nevertheless made a mark as the Trump administration moves to loosen the contested rules. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

  • In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, a prairie dog barks at it’s new colony after being trucked some 25 miles away from Cedar City, Utah. The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Utah property owners challenging endangered-species protections for prairie dogs, but the plaintiffs say the case has nevertheless made a mark as the Trump administration moves to loosen the contested rules. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from residents of a small Utah city challenging endangered-species protections for prairie dogs, but the plaintiffs say their case alleging that their community has been overrun by the animals has made a mark as the Trump administration moves to loosen the rules preventing people from shooting or moving the animals.

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