- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit challenging the use of lead hunting ammunition in Arizona’s Kaibab National Forest.

Conservation groups say spent lead ammunition is killing endangered California condors in the region.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday the Center for Biological Diversity and other environmental groups had the legal right to sue the U.S. Forest Service over what they say is its failure to regulate spent lead ammunition in Kaibab.

The 9th Circuit reversed a lower court decision that dismissed the lawsuit. It sent the case back down for further proceedings.

A message after-hours for the forest service was not immediately returned. The lawsuit was filed in 2012.

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