Lawsuit Filed to Protect Habitat for 12 Threatened Coral Species

Back in 2014, 12 coral species received protection under the Endangered Species Act , but they still have not received the critical habitat protection the law requires to be designated within one year. Now, the Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service , seeking to force it to establish such critical habitat for these coral species. We’re joined by Emily Jeffers, she is a staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity.