Lawsuit seeks protection for Kirtland's snake

June 17, 2014 6:31 PM

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — An environmental group is suing the federal government over its delay in extending protection to a rare Midwestern snake.

The Center for Biological Diversity filed its lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. It involves the Kirtland's snake, a prairie wetland species in severe decline because of habitat losses due to development.

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