FEMA Cleared To Provide Flood Insurance In Puget Sound

Law360, New York (April 13, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday refused to limit the implementation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Flood Insurance Program in the Puget Sound area, despite the National Wildlife Federation's claims the program could harm endangered chinook salmon.

Seeking a preliminary injunction, the National Wildlife Federation argued that FEMA was violating the Endangered Species Act by implementing the flood insurance program without incorporating the National Marine Fisheries Service's instructions for avoiding harm to threatened species.

But FEMA told U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez...
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Case Information

Case Title

National Wildlife Federation v. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Ricardo S Martinez

Date Filed

December 7, 2011

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