The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) for alleged violations of the Freedom of Information Act. CBD alleges that the USDA and FWS have improperly withheld public records detailing discussions between political officials and agency staff about potential legislation that would weaken the Endangered Species Act. CBD seeks declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.