U.S. eases protections for threatened bird in Western states


U.S. eases protections for threatened bird in Western statesConservation groups denounced the move as a handout to the oil and gas industries, while an industry group praised it. Former President Barack Obama's 2015 plan to protect the ground-dwelling sage grouse imposed restrictions to development in their habitat but fell short of placing the bird on the endangered species list, which would have imposed far more rigid rules. Of the 11 Western states included in the 2015 plans, seven opted for changes, according to BLM.



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