Conservation Groups File Lawsuit for Sea Turtle Protection

According to the Associated Press,

SARASOTA, Fla. – Several conservation groups filed lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service. They alleged the government’s role in allowing the deaths of thousands of imperiled sea turtles and countless other marine animals outside of power plant cooling systems.

The Center for Biological Diversity said it filed the lawsuit in federal court on Friday.

The groups say thousands of sea turtles get sucked into power plant cooling systems each year, including at the Big Bend, Anclote, Crystal River, Bayside and P.L. Bartow plants in Florida.

Sea turtle species are protected under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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