Loggerhead Turtle v. County Council of Volusia County, Fla.

ELR Citation: ELR 21546
No(s). 97-2083 (11th Cir. Aug 3, 1998)

The court holds that a Florida county's Endangered Species Act (ESA) Ā§10 incidental take permit does not authorize it to take protected sea turtles through purely mitigatory measures associated with artificial beachfront lighting. The court first holds that the county lacks the U.S. Fish and Wildli...

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