Wildlife Group Tries To Halt Puget Sound Flood Insurance

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 10:20 PM EST) -- The National Wildlife Federation on Wednesday requested an injunction against the Federal Emergency Management Agency that would limit implementation of the National Flood Insurance Program in Washington state's Puget Sound, which the environmental group says will harm endangered chinook salmon.

In a motion filed in Washington federal court, the NWF asked the court to issue a preliminary injunction stopping FEMA from implementing the program in the state, saying the agency's rules effectively encourage the structural modification of flood plains, which can damage chinook salmon and other...
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