Center Threatens Lawsuit Over Southeastern Species

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ATLANTA (AP) -- May 22, 2012

An environmental group has threatened a lawsuit against federal authorities for not moving more quickly to protect 25 amphibian and reptile species found in the southeast.

The Center for Biological Diversity sent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a letter Tuesday saying it would sue if the agency does not take action within 60 days.

In 2010, the center and other groups filed a petition seeking special protection for 404 species under the Endangered Species Act. The agency issued positive findings for 374 of those species, including 25 types of amphibians and reptiles. The center accuses the government of failing to take further action before an April 20, 2011 deadline.

A spokesman for the Fish and Wildlife Service did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on May 23, 2012 at 06:10 PM
    Defining an embryo as not being a child does not make it so. An embryo IS a child in his/her early stages of development. And I would remind you of partial birth abortions in which a full term child is aborted in the process of birth. Or is the definition of "child" not inclusive of those aborted before they leave the Mothers' bodies? I truly believe God is the source of all creation, and it is not I who am threatening to file court cases to try to protect it. If there are those who think such protection is warranted and believe evolution occurs, then their arguement is the weak one. If they truly believe, then put that belief to the test. Leave nature alone and see if evolution occurs to bring them to a more fit form.
  • by Georgia Boy Location: Cairo on May 23, 2012 at 04:49 AM
    How many of these activists are as concerned about the survival of children who are being aborted daily? Do they find that is all right, but let's protect lower forms that may be dying out? And what is their stance on evolution? Do they believe it is the source of life on earth? If so, prove it. Let nature take its course and evolution do its work. After all, didn't Darwin say there is survival of the fittest? Surely they will evolve to a fitter form that will survive and be better.
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      by Anonymous on May 23, 2012 at 06:34 AM in reply to Georgia Boy
      They are not "children," and you undermine your own credibility by calling them such. Evidently, you don't have much of an argument or you wouldn't need such dishonest language. You believe in God but don't seem to require proof that he is the source of life on Earth. In fact, you don't require any proof of his existence at all.
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      by Anonymous on May 23, 2012 at 06:37 AM in reply to Georgia Boy
      If you think children are being aborted, perhaps you would like to criminalize any voluntary discharge of semen not intended for procreation.
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