Environmental Group To Sue Feds Over SoCal Frog

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental group says it plans to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on allegations that the agency failed to develop a recovery plan for the endangered Southern California mountain yellow-legged frog.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports the Center for Biological Diversity filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue Thursday.

The group accuses federal officials of not taking adequate steps under the Endangered Species Act to save the frog from extinction.

The mountain yellow-legged frog has been on the federal endangered species list for nine years. The Press-Enterprise reports only about 200 adult frogs remain in the San Bernardino, San Jacinto and San Gabriel mountains, where they once thrived.

The suit covers the frog and the California tiger salamander, which also is endangered.

A Fish and Wildlife spokesperson declined to comment on the pending litigation.

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  1. TheWindrunner says:

    We just have to put the loonies back into the loonie bin. Time is too precious to wait, and these loonies are too looney to be loose.

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