Western governors back Endangered Species Act, with changes

The Western Governors Association, an association of 22-western Governors, met in Montana recently. Among the topics of business, a discussion and ultimately a resolution in support of the Endangered Species Act with a few caveats. Some of the concerns are that states have a larger voice in the federal decisions that impact them and that

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Grouseonomics: The Imperiled Greater Sage Grouse, by the Numbers

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make a decision this fall that could have far-reaching implications for the oil and gas industry. This article unpacks the issue breaks down some of the associated statistics.

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Wyoming Team Working To Save Both Sage Grouse And Industry

A lot of people are waiting on a decision from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expected this September. The question being decided: should the sage grouse go on the endangered species list? There are consequences with either action, get the story from Inside Energy.

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Game & Fish: Sage Grouse Counts Remain Low

— Official News Release, ND Game & Fish — Results from North Dakota’s spring sage grouse survey indicate the number of strutting males observed remains well below management objectives. Therefore, the sage grouse hunting season will remain closed in 2015. Aaron Robinson, North Dakota Game and Fish Department upland game bird biologist, said biologists counted

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Report: Sage Grouse Need Three Mile Buffer to Protect Breeding Grounds From Drilling

This is the first report on an issue that has the potential to become a big story in energy development. The U.S.G.S. report did not make any management recommendations ahead of a court-ordered September 2015 deadline on conservation measures needed for the species.

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