Group Sues USFWS Over Reduced Habitat Areas

Law360, New York (October 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Center for Biological Diversity filed five separate lawsuits against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday alleging that the agency failed to protect the habitats of six endangered and threatened species in order to appease industry groups and for other political reasons.

The species, all mainly in the West, include the southwestern willow flycatcher, the Buena Vista Lake shrew, the western snowy plover, the California tiger salamander and two California plants.

The complaints, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona...
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