July 8, 2009

Desert fish loses 6-year legal fight

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The Roundtail chub will have to wait its turn for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declined to add it to the endangered list, ending a  six-year battle with the Center for Biological Diversity, which says the chub has disappeared from 80 percent of its historic range below Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona and in western New Mexico.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services said Tuesday, it would keep the fish on its candidate list along with more than 250 other plant and animal species. The AP’s Susan Montoya Bryan has more here.

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