Trump administration plans to weaken protections for sage grouse

Trump administration plans to weaken protections for sage grouse
 

The Trump administration has unveiled plans to weaken environmental protections for sprawling areas of the western US considered important habitat for the sage grouse, a chicken-like bird known for its flamboyant courtship displays.
The proposals, put forward by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), essentially dismantle much of a landmark 2015 compromise struck between states, oil drilling companies and environmentalists to create a network of protected areas for the sage grouse across 11 western states.
Under the new plan, the sage grouse’s protected area would shrink by around 9m... read more

 
6 December 2018 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Guardian
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