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Suit filed to take beetle off Endangered Species Act list

Apr 13, 2011 2:14:19 AM- latimes.com
The Valley elderberry longhorn beetle hasn't been considered 'threatened' since 2006. Its protected status has left farmers and others with tough land-use limits and levee maintenance costs.

A coalition of Central California farm bureaus, flood control agencies and reclamation districts have filed suit to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist an inch-long beetle that has saddled them with severe land-use restrictions and levee maintenance costs.

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