SF Faces ESA Suit Over Golf Course Operations

Law360, New York (March 3, 2011, 5:21 PM EST) -- Environmental groups on Wednesday hit San Francisco with a lawsuit claiming its activities at a city-owned golf course have killed federally protected frogs and snakes in violation of the Endangered Species Act.

In a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the Wild Equity Institute, the Center for Biological Diversity and other organizations claim the city's use of a pump to protect the course from flooding and other water management measures have resulted in the illegal taking of the threatened California...
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