Fight Over Piping Plover Halts Sandy Recovery

October 8, 2014 6:25 AM

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A court fight to protect the piping plover is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish sand along a 19-mile stretch of shoreline on New York's Fire Island.

The small bird that lives on the island is listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act and, elsewhere in the country, is listed as endangered. Besides arguing to protect the bird's habitat, critics say the project would be a huge waste of money.

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