From Montana’s Helena Independent Record:

_The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday decided against protecting the fluvial arctic grayling under the Endangered Species Act.

Conservation groups called the decision “politically motivated” and said it could spell doom for the unusual, river-dwelling fish. Its numbers have been declining for years.

“It’s a species on the brink of extinction,” said Noah Greenwald, a conservation biologist for the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the groups that pushed for federal protections. “They basically said that the existence of the grayling in the lower 48 states is not significant.”_

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