Environmental groups push feds on monarch butterfly protections

Groups threaten to sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its delay in determining monarch butterfly Endangered Species Act status

January 05, 2016

By Brian Bienkowski
Environmental Health News

Two environmental groups are threatening legal action against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s failure to determine the federal protection status of monarch butterflies.

“We can’t force them to protect monarchs but we can force them to make a decision,” said Tierra Curry, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the groups who launched the lawsuit.

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