GOP Lawmaker Demands Turnover of ESA Settlement Docs

Law360, New York (October 23, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT) -- A senior Republican lawmaker on Wednesday accused the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of hiding information on settlements with environmental groups concerning Endangered Species Act determinations, deals that could add up to 250 species to the federal endangered list.

David Vitter, R-La., ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, said he will continue pursuing details on the 2011 “closed door” agreements between the federal government and two nonprofits — the Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians — even though the...
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