Kansas to sue Biden administration over lesser prairie chicken decision

Three Kansas Republicans in Congress want the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend by 90 days the public comment period on a proposal to list the lesser prairie-chicken under the Endangered Species Act. (Greg Kramos/USFWS)


The Biden administration’s plans to list the lesser prairie chicken as a “threatened” species prompted Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach to say he will file suit over the move.

Kobach contends the administration’s move is not only illegal but potentially devastating to landowners and businesses in Kansas reported the Kansas Reflector.

The decision by the federal government has also drawn critical responses from Oklahoma’s Congressional delegation.

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