Wildlife Risk Triggers Suit Over Proposed Toll Road

Law360, New York (August 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service downplayed the risk to endangered species when analyzing the affect of a proposed South California toll road.

In the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, the groups allege that the proposed 16-mile Foothill Transportation Corridor-South is a substantial threat to the habitat of a number of species, including the southern steelhead trout, Pacific pocket...
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