Monday, February 28, 2011

Cause Turtles Cannot File Lawsuits

More folks fighting the good fight. This time it is conservation groups reminding the federal government about their responsibilities around a little known piece of legislation called the Endangered Species Act. Inaction from these agencies is harmful in itself, too.

Conservation groups served notice on Friday that they would file suit accusing the federal government of failing to protect leatherback sea turtles along the U.S. West Coast, according to the Associated Press.

"The Fisheries Service last year proposed designating 70,000 square miles of ocean off the coast of California, Oregon and Washington state as critical habitat for leatherbacks that migrate there from Indonesian nesting grounds to feed on jelly fish. But those regulations have yet to be finalized." 

Thanks West Coast conservation people, and keep up the great work.

Read the whole story here.

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