The Center for Biological Diversity has sued the U.S. Maritime Association alleging that the agency’s Marine Highway Program, designed to expand America’s navigable waterways for commercial transport, violates the Endangered Species Act by failing to ensure that the program does not jeopardize protected species or designated critical habitats. The complaint claims that while many of the Marine Highway Program projects are in ESA habitats, the association failed to consult with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as required––which plaintiff hold is “the only way to avoid piecemeal destruction of species and habitat.” Plaintiff seeks declaratory and injunctive relief.