Interior to Consider Endangered Species Listings for 374 Aquatic Species

Greenwire: The Interior Department this morning said it will conduct reviews to determine whether 374 water-dependent species in the Southeast deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act. The decision, known as a 90-day finding, comes a year and a half after a coalition of environmental groups petitioned the agency to offer federal protections for 404 aquatic species, citing threats from dams, water diversions and logging, farming and wetlands development (Greenwire, April 21, 2010). Interior's......

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