Fight looms over protecting lesser prairie chicken in the Permian Basin

Texas judge halts 'threatened' listing of lesser prairie chicken


The debate is growing in New Mexico whether federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken, including Oklahoma, will harm the oil and gas industry.

U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell of New Mexico is fighting the federal proposal to list the bird as “endangered” reported the Carlsbad Current-Argus.

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