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US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s efforts to ease drilling restrictions that were put in place to protect a declining bird species (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Federal officials have dropped plans to conduct a five-year status review of a jeopardized bird species as the Trump […]

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US judge reinstates proposed listing of bi-state sage grouse

US judge reinstates proposed listing of bi-state sage grouse

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. judge who earlier ruled federal wildlife officials illegally denied Endangered Species Act protection for a population of bi-state sage grouse in California and Nevada in 2015 has reinstated the proposed listing of the bird as threatened until a new review determines whether it’s on […]

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Governors say ban on land deals could hurt beleaguered bird

Governors say ban on land deals could hurt beleaguered bird

DENVER (AP) — Some governors in the U.S. West say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region. The directive, issued in late July, severely limits a type of land swap involving federal property. Critics say that […]

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