Sage Grouse Protection Questioned

sage_grouse-300A group suing to block the Obama administrations sage grouse protection plan says that documents show that politics were the main reason behind the policy and that the program goes against the advice of experts. The plan sets aside land in 10 western states including Wyoming and Colorado for Sage Grouse habitat. The lawsuit, by a group of rural Nevada residents, claims that the plan has prevented the development of millions of acres of federal lands across the 10 states. The suit also claims that three Department of Interior members who called themselves the “Grouseketeers” illegally consulted conservationists outside of the planning process.

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