Gov't Flooding Threatens Endangered Sparrow, Suit Says

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT) -- A Duke University scientist teamed up with an environmental group Tuesday to challenge government flooding of a habitat for an endangered sparrow subspecies, claiming that the seasonal water releases in Florida have driven the bird to the brink of extinction.

Ecology professor Stuart Primm and the Center for Biological Diversity argued that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are violating the Endangered Species Act by flooding the western portion of Everglades National Park in what should be the dry season,...
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