Houston toad case can move forward, federal judge rules

Houston toad case can move forward, federal judge rules

A Trump administration effort to sidestep potentially beefed-up habitat protections for an endangered species of toad found in parts of Central Texas was dismissed Thursday by a federal judge in Washington.Officials at the U.S. Interior Department had asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity, an Arizona environmental group, seeking a new recovery plan for the endangered Houston toad.Potentially at stake is the scope of habitat […]
Source: Statesman