Skip to comments.Lawsuit Launched Challenging Texas Highway Project's Threat to Endangered Salamanders
Posted on 03/03/2019 11:12:39 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
AUSTIN, Texas The Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance today filed a notice of intent to sue the Texas Department of Transportation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over an Austin highway construction projects threats to the federally endangered Austin blind and Barton Springs salamanders.
The conservation groups recently learned that the MoPac Intersections Project has exposed at least 21 underground caves, sink holes and other karst features that provide habitat for the endangered salamanders. There is a high risk that construction will pollute the two species habitat by introducing silt and pollutants to the subsurface. The project is being built across the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone in southwest Austin.
Ripping open these caves to build the Intersections Project has created a huge pollution threat to Austins endangered salamanders, said Jenny Loda, a Center biologist and attorney dedicated to protecting rare amphibians and reptiles. Were outraged that TxDOT is failing to use agreed-upon conservation measures that could reduce water pollution risk and harm to these highly imperiled creatures.
The new information about the high numbers of karst features discovered and TxDOTs failure to fulfill its required conservation measures triggers a legal requirement to reinitiate consultation. That would involve taking another look at the risks to the salamanders and developing further measures to minimize that risk.
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Environment Inc. lawyers looking for a payday again.
Spend that and go on with the projects.
Sorry for the typo.
Don’t kill the salamanders!
Kill the child at birth.
I got to thinking about this & about how both sides in this mess are funded. Seems to me that the taxpayers are stuck with the bills for both sides of this. Am I wrong?
I had an idea of creating a website / organization that would recruit some "right-minded" lawyer people
that would sue the bastards. Make it COST these leftists real money EVERY time they pull this crap.
Kind of like the ANTI-ACLU and ANTI-Earth First.
Go on with the project! They’ll blend in!
I bet she has a lot of cats in her future.
Lucky these morons were not around when they found that the discovery of the wheel and fire contributed to the extinction of the Dodo.
They might be too warm-blooded for her, never mind their predilection for preying on small creatures; if they don’t or can’t eat the salamander, they’ll probably kill it for other creatures who can eat it.
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