Federal judge strikes down Fish and Wildlife ruling that hellbenders are not endangered

Federal judge strikes down Fish and Wildlife ruling that hellbenders are not endangered

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A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take another look at its 2019 decision denying endangered status protection for the eastern hellbender, the nation’s largest aquatic salamander that is found in low numbers in all Chesapeake Bay drainage states.

 

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