Rare Loon Listing Is 'Warranted But Precluded': FWS

Law360, New York (March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has raised the wrath of environmental groups by announcing that although the rare yellow-billed loon merits threatened or endangered status under the Endangered Species Act, it will delay proposing such a listing.

The FWS announced Wednesday in a notice posted in the Federal Register that it would postpone any proposal to list the yellow-billed loon, citing “other priority listing actions” as taking precedence.

For now, the yellow-billed loon has been designated as “warranted but precluded,” meaning that the FWS will...
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