Enviros Balk At Federal Plan To Let Florida Enforce ESA

Law360, Miami (March 29, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plan to delegate management of endangered species in Florida to the state violates the Endangered Species Act, according to two environmental groups that filed notice Thursday of plans to sue the federal agency.

The Center for Biological Diversity and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida claim the FWS overstepped the Endangered Species Act when it amended a cooperating agreement with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission that would grant the state agency sole authority to issue incidental take permits, which...
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