Environmental Protection Group Threatens to Sue to Protect Imperiled Tiger Salamanders

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sent official notice of its intent to sue the Santa Maria Airport District (“District”) under the citizen suit provision of the Endangered Species Act. CBD alleges that the District has illegally destroyed critical habitat for the federally-protected California tiger salamander. The sixty-day notice letter is a required first step prior to initiation of an ESA citizen suit.