Friday, January 20, 2006

Study: Gas Development Harms Sage Grouse


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"The federal government needs to impose new restrictions on oil and gas development in the West because current policies are failing to protect sage grouse, according to conservationists citing a new study of the birds in western Wyoming. With all the oil and gas development going on now and planned in the future, "care really must be taken if we're going to have these wide open ecosystems in the future," Erik Molvar, a wildlife biologist with the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance in Laramie, said Thursday."

Link: Full Article from CBS News

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