Enviro Groups Sue FWS, NMFS To Protect Turtles

Law360, New York (May 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an effort to preserve two types of sea turtle, three environmental groups have launched a suit against the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming the agencies are at least six months overdue reviewing bids to heighten the species' environmental protections.

The Center for Biological Diversity, Oceana Inc. and Turtle Island Restoration Network filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday to compel the agencies to evaluate their petitions seeking to heighten...
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