Conservationists Intend to Sue Over FWS Delay in Protecting Montana Fish

Conservation groups and a concerned Montanan delivered a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) for denying Endangered Species Act protections for Montana’s Arctic grayling population. In 1994, FWS determined that the imperiled fish warranted listing as an endangered species, but the agency has delayed granting it federal protection. The Center for Biological Diversity, Western Watersheds Project, and Butte resident Pat Munday are represented by Earthjustice.