FEMA Faces New Suit Over Flood Insurance Program

Law360, New York (August 27, 2009, 3:46 PM EDT) -- WildEarth Guardians has sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency in an ongoing attack by environmental groups on the National Flood Insurance Program, which they argue encourages development at the expense of endangered species.

The group filed suit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona over the federally subsidized insurance program, which covers nearly 36,000 policies governing about $7.7 billion worth of property in the state of Arizona, according to the complaint.

WildEarth claims that the way FEMA oversees the flood insurance program...
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