A green group threatens a suit to protect the coral

By Greg Lamm (June 16, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EDT) – The Center for Biological Diversity said Wednesday it plans to file a lawsuit to force the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect 12 endangered species of coral off the coast of coasts of Florida, the Caribbean and around Guam and other Pacific islands.

The center’s 60-day notice of intent to sue says the National Marine Fisheries Service has failed to finalize a plan to designate critical habitat for 12 coral species in U.S. territorial waters that are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

In the letter to the officials of the National Maritime Fisheries Service and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration,…

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