The Center for Biological Diversity and WildEarth Guardians filed separate lawsuits in different courts against the Fish and Wildlife Service, alleging that FWS failed to comply with statutory deadlines for listing various species under the Endangered Species Act. All the CBD and WEG lawsuits were consolidated in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. On May 10, 2011, WEG and FWS filed a settlement agreement in the court. The settlement has to be approved by the court.
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