Threats To Cave Species Spark Litigation Nationwide

Law360, New York (October 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Caves are currently one of the most imperiled habitats in the United States due to such things as groundwater pollution and urban development. But although caves don't contain large, iconic species like the gray wolf or grizzly bear, numerous lawsuits have been filed in an attempt to protect their wildlife, artifacts and mineral formations.

This February, for example, two citizens' groups sued the U.S. Federal Highway Administration for proposing to expand U.S. Highway 281 and Loop 1604 over an aquifer recharge zone in central Texas that...
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