U.S. Interior Sued Over Fairy Shrimp Habitat


     Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne refused to designate habitat for the endangered Riverside fairy shrimp, the Center for Biological Diversity claims in San Diego Federal Court.




     
     Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne failed to designate sufficient habitat for invertebrate freshwater and Karst species in Texas, including the Peck’s Cave amphipod, Comal Springs dryopid beetle, Comal Springs riffle beetle, Robber Baron Cave harvestman, vesper cave spider, Government Canyon spider, Madla’s cave spider, Robber Baron Cave spider, and Helotes mold beetle the Center for Biological Diversity claims in Austin Federal Court.
     
     U.S. EPA Administration Stephen Johnson approved illegal pollution standards for water in the District of Columbia and the Anacostia River, Anacostia Riverkeeper says in two claims in DC Federal Court.
     
     Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne failed to invite public participation or notify the public of its environmental decision making in the Antelope Creek Tar Sands Project, the Sierra Club claims in Salt Lake City Federal Court.
     
     Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne violated the Endangered Species Act by failing to designate sufficient habitat for the Arkansas River shiner, a fish, the Center for Biological Diversity claims in DC Federal Court.
     
     Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne failed to respond to the Center for Biological Diversity’s petition on global warming’s effects on endangered species, the Center claims in DC Federal Court.

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