Montana: Groups Plan To Sue Railroad Over Bear Deaths Near Glacier National Park

By Staff, National Parks Traveler; November 6, 2019

BNSF Railway Company is the target of a forthcoming lawsuit accusing the railroad of negligently killing grizzly bears, which are protected under the Endangered Species Act, near Glacier National Park in Montana.

Wildlife Guardians, supported by Western Environmental Law Center, late in October notified BNSF of its intent to sue over the bear deaths. The notice came shortly after two bear cubs were killed by a train near Whitefish. Back in June three bears — a sow and her two cubs — were hit and killed by a train near Marias Pass just south of Glacier National Park.

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