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April 4, 2008

Suit Brewing Over Bush Refusal to Protect California Seabird from Global Warming

Filed under: USA — omeganews @ 7:16 am

Suit Brewing Over Bush Refusal to Protect California Seabird from Global WarmingThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has missed the first deadline in the process for protecting the ashy storm-petrel, an imperiled California seabird, under the Endangered Species Act. The small, smoke-colored bird–long imperiled by threats from development to commercial fishing–now adds global warming to the list as rising temperatures alter its marine habitat and reduce its prey.

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition to protect the ashy storm-petrel last October, but since the government failed to respond as required by law, on March 31 we submitted a notice of intent to sue to move the protection process forward.

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