Oil groups argue against protections for lesser prairie chicken

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The federal government’s move to prevent the extinction of the lesser prairie chicken in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado and parts of New Mexico has drawn the opposition of the oil and gas industry.

Comments were recently filed in the Federal Register in which industry leaders argued that listing the chicken as endangered under the Endangered Species Act would only harm the oil and gas operations in those states.

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