Endangered Species

This afternoon federal officials and several environmental groups have announced they will work together to protect two dozen of the nation's most imperiled plants and animals. As NPR's John Nielsen reports, the pact has brought together warring partners. On one side is a federal administration that recently attempted to make it more difficult for citizens to sue the government to force the listing of rare plants and animals. On the other side are four environmental groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, which has filed 75 lawsuits to strengthen protections of rare species.

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