_–Chad Love
Albert Einstein once famously (but allegedly) quipped that insanity was defined as doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting different results. And while the the attribution of the quote may well be apocryphal, the basic truth of it certainly isn’t. Just ask the Center For Biological Diversity, because here they go again…

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Environmental groups filed suit on Thursday seeking federal regulation of lead in ammunition, claiming exposure to the toxic metal from spent bullets fired into the environment by hunters kills millions of birds and poses a risk to human health. The Center for Biological Diversity was among 100 organizations that this year unsuccessfully petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to restrict the use of lead-based ammunition, which accounts for most bullets and shot used by hunters and other shooting sportsmen in the nation.

The EPA said it did not have the authority to regulate lead ammunition, a claim disputed by environmental groups. That issue is now at the center of the federal lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and six other conservation groups in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

We’ve previously covered the issue, ad infinitum, here and here among others. We shouldn’t be surprised, of course. After the EPA rejected their petition, the Center for Biological Diversity all but said the lawsuit was coming, because that’s what they do, over and over and over again.