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Lawsuit Launched Over Feds’ Failure to Examine Yorktown Oil Train Terminal’s Threat to Rare Sturgeon, Sea Turtles

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September 24, 2015 | Center for Biological Diversity | YORKTOWN, Va.— Conservation groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today for failing to assess impacts to endangered species before issuing a permit for an oil train terminal at the mouth of the York River. The 2013 permit did not take into account the threat the facility and its operations pose to endangered Atlantic sturgeon, loggerhead sea turtles and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles as required by the Endangered Species Act, according to the groups.

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