US To Appeal In Fight To Delist Flying Squirrel

Law360, New York (May 20, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government said Friday it would appeal a Washington federal judge's ruling that upheld Endangered Species Act protections for the Virginia northern flying squirrel.

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service filed their notice of appeal Friday of U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan's March 25 ruling that awarded summary judgment to several conservation groups that had opposed the delisting.

“We are happy, even if an appeal is pursued, that the Virginia northern flying squirrel remains protected...
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