Starwood Hotel In Hawaii Lets Rare Birds Die: Suit

Law360, New York (May 7, 2010, 2:59 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups including Earthjustice have sued Hawaii getaway The St. Regis Princeville Resort, accusing the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.-owned leisure spot of failing to prevent the deaths of rare seabirds.

The resort, which is located on the island of Kauai, has violated the federal Endangered Species Act as a result of its use of artificial lights and powerlines, which confuse, ground and kill birds such as the threatened Newell's shearwater and the endangered Hawaiian petrel, according to a complaint lodged Thursday in the U.S....
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