Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The accusations by the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club and National Parks Conservation Association were filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco in an attempt to win an immediate judgment against the city for the frog deaths. The complaint alleges that golf course employees or contractors moved stranded frog eggs to another pond to hide evidence that their pumping activities were killing frogs.
"The facts are indisputable, and we'd like the court to immediately rule before trial on the red-legged frog," said Jeff Miller, conservation advocate for the Center for Biological Diversity, who claimed to have photographic evidence of frog deaths and egg removals. "This is the second consecutive year we've caught them and the sixth time in the last 10 years that they've killed red-legged frogs."