HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A small fish could cause big problems for the planned Mazda-Toyota development in north Alabama.
The Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit seeking habitat protections for the pygmy sunfish on Monday
The group is asking that the federal government extend protections towards the fish which only lives in a six-mile portion of Limestone County streams.
The lawsuit is the latest in a series of actions taken by the group over the years.
"We petitioned to have it protected under the Endangered Species Act In 2012. it was listed as a threatened species in 2014. At that time, Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to designate protective critical habitat for the fish, but never finalized that protection, so our lawsuit is pretty straightforward. We're just asking Dish and Wildlife Service to finalize critical habitat," Noah Greenwald from the Center for Biological Diversity.
The city of Huntsville released the following statement:
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