- Associated Press - Friday, July 25, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A lawsuit filed by environmentalists accuses federal agencies of breaking promises and failing to provide Rio Grande flows needed to protect two endangered species of fish.

WildEarth Guardians filed the suit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque against the Bureau of Reclamation and the Army Corps of Engineers over protection for the silvery minnow and the Southwestern willow flycatcher.

The Albuquerque Journal (https://bit.ly/1AfTzuE ) reports that federal officials say they’ve made major changes in how they operate and spent tens of millions of dollars in the past decade to leave water in the river for the fish.

The flycatcher was listed as endangered in 1995. The minor was listed as endangered in 1994.


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