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Monarch Butterfly May Be Classified As Endangered Species

Millions of monarch butterflies lived west of the Rocky Mountains during the 1980s but a count last year only found about 30,000.

Monarch Butterfly May Be Classified As Endangered Species
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The White House will decide if the monarch butterfly can be classified as an endangered species this week.

The Fish and Wildlife Service must respond to a 2014 petition from conservation groups by tomorrow. 

Millions of monarch butterflies lived west of the Rocky Mountains during the 1980s. 

A count last year only found about 30,000.