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Forest Service proposes changes to sage grouse protections

Forest Service proposes changes to sage grouse protections

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to sage grouse protections in six Western states by eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as keeping areas open for mining. The agency in documents made public Wednesday also says restrictions on water development for livestock will […]

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Judge: USFWS illegally denied bi-state sage grouse listing

Judge: USFWS illegally denied bi-state sage grouse listing

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge says U.S. wildlife officials acted illegally in 2015 when they denied Endangered Species Act protection for a distinct population of “bi-state” sage grouse in California and Nevada. U.S. District Judge Joseph Spero ruled in San Francisco Tuesday the Fish and Wildlife Service ignored […]

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Lawsuit targeting oil, gas lease sales cites imperiled bird

Lawsuit targeting oil, gas lease sales cites imperiled bird

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for selling oil and gas leases on huge swaths of Western U.S. public lands while allegedly ignoring policies meant to protect an imperiled bird. The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court seeks to reverse lease sales across 475 […]

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