Pacific Southwest Region
California, Nevada and Klamath Basin

Court Reinstates 1993 Proposed Listing of the Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard

Nov 20, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2009
Contact: Jane Hendron, Carlsbad FWO 760/431-9440 ext. 205 Cell – 760/271-6487  

 Court Reinstates 1993 Proposed Listing of the Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard

The ruling on Nov. 3, 2009, by the U.S. District Court in Arizona reinstated the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 1993 proposed rule to list the flat-tailed horned lizard under the Endangered Species Act.

The Court’s ruling means that the flat-tailed horned lizard is currently proposed for protection under the ESA; therefore, Federal agencies carrying out, funding, or permitting actions that are likely to jeopardize the continued existence of the species must conference with the Service.

A notice formally announcing the opening of a public comment period on the proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register in the near future.

Information about the flat-tailed horned lizard can be found at http://www.fws.gov/carlsbad .

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