Suit Opposes Groundwater Pumping At Nev. Refuge

Law360, New York (August 24, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT) -- A conservation group has lodged a lawsuit seeking to stop groundwater pumping in Nevada's Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge that allegedly could jeopardize the survival of the endangered Moapa dace.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar have failed to protect the Moapa dace — a small fish that lives only in the Upper Muddy River and its tributary thermal springs in southeastern Nevada — by relinquishing federal water rights for the refuge, according to the Center for Biological Diversity,...
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