WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
Filed Under: EnvironmentLaw

Environmental groups filed a new lawsuit to keep the desert-nesting bald eagles in Arizona on the endangered species list.

Judge Mary Murguia had put the move on hold in a lawsuit that included theSalt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the San Carlos Apache Tribe, the Yavapai-Apache Nation and the Tonto Apache Tribe. The tribes said theU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to consult them before removing the sacred bird from the list.

Murguia, however, lifted her injunction last week. So the Center for Biological Diversity and the Maricopa Audubon Society filed a new lawsuit on Tuesday.

The Obama administration supports the removal of the eagle from the list..

 

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