Sides disagree about whether an endangered listing works in favor of the species

October 17, 2014 1:17 PM

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The Rio Grande cutthroat trout, New Mexico’s state fish, was recently cleared of protections under the Endangered Species Act. The trout pictured here are part of the brood stock at the state’s Seven Springs Fish Hatchery in the Jemez Mountains. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

There was nothing fishy about it. The same day the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that listing the Rio Grande cutthroat trout under the Endangered Species Act was not warranted, WildEarth Guardians announced it was petitioning the same agency to consider declaring the Rio Grande sucker end...

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