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Lawsuit filed to protect turtles in Mississippi, Louisiana


January 22, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two environmental groups have sued the Trump administration, saying it has failed to protect map turtles found in Mississippi and Louisiana under the Endangered Species Act.

The lawsuit calls for endangered or threatened status for the Pearl River map turtle, which is found in the Pearl River watershed in Louisiana and Mississippi, and the Pascagoula map turtle, found only in part of Mississippi's Pascagoula River system.

"These turtles are in steep decline and face major threats, yet the Trump administration is dragging its feet on protecting them," attorney Jason To...

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