Center for Biological Diversity fights imperiled species dealby Hugh Holub on May. 17, 2011, under Center for Biological Diversity, climate change, endangered species act, environment water and energy, global warming, headline news, litigious environmental groups, politics, WildEarth Guardians
Not only do litigious environmental groups fight every development or project in the West, Tucson’s Center for Biological Diversity is now fighting WildEarth Guardians….
From the Sacramento Bee May 16, 2011:
By MATTHEW BROWN
Published: Monday, May. 16, 2011 – 10:34 am
BILLINGS, Mont. — An environmental group asked a federal judge on Monday to delay action on a proposed legal settlement that would require the government to consider new protections for hundreds of imperiled animals and plants.
The Center for Biological Diversity filed court documents in Washington, D.C., seeking to put the settlement agreement on hold. The Tucson, Ariz., group said the deal was hatched in secret and suffers from serious flaws.
Announced last week, the agreement between the Obama administration and Denver-based WildEarth Guardians received strong praise from many conservation groups.
It would address a backlog of 251 imperiled species currently listed as “candidates” for protections that the government lacks the resources to provide. Those include widely recognized species such as the greater sage grouse and Canada lynx and dozens of lesser known plants and animals.
The deal CBD is opposing is the one referenced in this article:
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Background info on Endangered Species Act: