This June 5, 2009 file photo released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows an adult ringed seal in Kotzebue, Alaska. An environmental group is suing the federal government for failing to designate critical habitat for two ice seals on the threatened species list. The Center for Biological Diversity sued the National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday, June 13, 2019, for not designating critical habitat for ringed and bearded seals. (Mike Cameron/NOAA via AP, File)

This June 5, 2009 file photo released by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows an adult ringed seal in Kotzebue, Alaska. An environmental group is suing the federal government for failing to designate critical habitat for two ice seals on the threatened species list. The Center for Biological Diversity sued the National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday, June 13, 2019, for not designating critical habitat for ringed and bearded seals. (Mike Cameron/NOAA via AP, File)

Environmental group sues over ice seal habitat decision

Designation of critical habitat for a threatened species is required a year after a listing.

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