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Last month, environmental groups cried foul over a Trump administration memo summarizing public comments on its reassessment of an Obama-era sage grouse conservation plan, which advocates say omitted almost 100,000 comments.
Under an existing plan that has been heralded as an example of multistate, bipartisan cooperation balancing conservation and development, officials are working to safeguard and improve the land sage grouse need to flourish.
Interior is planning to auction hundreds of thousands of acres to the oil industry for leases on Wyoming land that is protected to conserve the greater sage grouse, a bird resembling a chicken that only exists in the western United States.
Interior for several years pondered protecting the sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act but chose to roll out federal land plans that were even more restrictive.
That’s true for the greater sage grouse, a chicken-size bird that is found on 172 million acres in eleven western states.
The greater sage grouse is doing well, thanks primarily to state and private conservation efforts.
The federal sage-grouse plans threaten numerous jobs other than ranching and unintentionally harm the sage grouse in the process.
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