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Battle Escalates Over Building in Puget Sound Flood Plains
Friday, December 23, 2011

Battle Escalates Over Building in Puget Sound Flood Plains

12/22/2011

By Craig Welch, The Seattle Times

Dec. 22--More than a decade after government biologists first warned the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that allowing development in flood plains is helping kill salmon and orcas, environmental groups on Wednesday turned to their most potent -- and controversial -- weapon:

They asked a federal judge in Seattle for an emergency injunction that would effectively halt a sizable chunk of the building in flood-prone areas until FEMA finds a way to make sure it won't harm endangered fish or whales. 

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