Advocacy Group Sues FWS to Protect Darter Fish

The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s denial of Endangered Species Act protections for the Barrens darter. The complaint alleges that livestock grazing and agricultural runoff into headwater streams where the Barrens darter lives have critically damaged its habitat and decimated remaining populations of the fish. The advocacy organization is seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.