Announcement scheduled for 1:30 EST Friday

Sage grouse in flight, Bruneau uplands © Ken Cole 2008

Interior to announce sage grouse finding Friday

Of course those opposed to listing the bird as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act are coming up with worn out one liners in anticipation of the decision.

“The only good place for a sage grouse to be listed is on the menu of a French bistro,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-UT.

Westerners grouse over more proposed land restrictions
By: Barbara Hollingsworth

Big impact on West, if sage grouse is recommended as protected species
By Craig Welch
Seattle Times environment reporter

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3 Responses to Sage Grouse Decision Will be Announced Today

  1. JimT says:

    Whatever they do…chicken out, or punt to the “candidate species” status, there will be more fighting, more extremism by the Sagers…

  2. jdubya says:

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz is a product of the twitter age…no substance but pithy one line comments. We would be glad to donate him to another state that wants his services.

  3. william huard says:

    Typical hypocrite repub who once again makes his feelings known about social and environmental issues. Chaffetz is the new breed of republican like Aaron Shock who vote against legislation and then goes back into his district taking credit for it.


March 2010


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