EPA Accused Of Violating Species Law With COVID-19 Policy

Law360 (August 18, 2020, 7:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency allegedly violated the Endangered Species Act by issuing a policy temporarily suspending some compliance obligations during the coronavirus crisis without ensuring it wouldn't jeopardize protected wildlife, green groups said Tuesday.

The EPA did not consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service prior to issuing the controversial policy despite being required to under the law, the Center for Biological Diversity, Waterkeeper Alliance Inc. and Riverkeeper Inc. say in a complaint filed in New York federal court.

"Without enforcement of our federal environmental laws, there will be increased levels of pollution in...

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