BLM pauses Colorado oil and gas leases to protect grouse

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Bureau of Land Management photo of a pair of sage grouse


In order to protect an endangered species of sage grouse in southwestern Colorado, the government is pausing oil and gas leasing on more than 2 million acres of public land.

Reuters reported the decision by the Bureau of Land Management came after environmental groups claimed the current management plan failed to consider climate impacts.

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