Posh Hawaii Hotel Dims Lights To Protect Rare Birds

Law360, New York (October 20, 2010, 11:36 AM EDT) -- The St. Regis Princeville Resort, a tony vacation spot on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, has agreed to lower its lighting levels and fund restoration programs following environmentalists' allegations that the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.-owned hotel failed to prevent the deaths of rare seabirds.

The hotel and plaintiffs including local conservation group Hui Ho'omalu i Ka 'Aina agreed to dismiss the Endangered Species Act suit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.

The lawsuit, filed in May, claimed the hotel's...
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