(WAFF) - A small fish has halted development of $1.6 billion automotive manufacturing plant in north Alabama.
Toyota and Mazda announced in January that the companies would be building a joint plant in Limestone County.
The announcement was followed in June with a lawsuit from the Center for Biological Diversity. The lawsuit cites the Endangered Species Act of 2012 in regard to a species of sunfish that calls Limestone County home.
The CBD maintains that the pygmy sunfish, a species that only lives in a six-mile portion of Limestone County streams, would be further endangered by the construction of the plant.
Toyota issued the following response on Thursday, July 12:
WAFF 48 has reached out to Huntsville city leaders for comment.
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